William Blomfield

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William Blomfield (1 April 1866 – 2 March 1938) was a New Zealand cartoonist and local politician. He was born in Auckland, New Zealand on 1 April 1866. Between 1914 and 1921 he was the second Mayor of Takapuna.[1]

He produced cartoons for various publications including the Observer (later the New Zealand Observer), the New Zealand Herald, and Free Lance.[2] He produced cartoons for the Observer from 1887 until shortly before his death in 1938.[3] He was also a part-owner of the Observer from 1892.[3]

In 1935, he was awarded the King George V Silver Jubilee Medal.[4]


  1. ^ Grant, Ian F. "Blomfield, William". Dictionary of New Zealand Biography. Ministry for Culture and Heritage.
  2. ^ Grant, Ian F. (1998). "Story: Blomfield, William". Te Ara. Retrieved 26 January 2019.
  3. ^ a b "William Blomfield | New Zealand Cartoon Archive". www.cartoons.org.nz. Retrieved 4 February 2019.
  4. ^ "Official jubilee medals". Evening Post. 6 May 1935. p. 4. Retrieved 2 July 2013.

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