Tom Glover (cartoonist)

Thomas Ellis Glover (1891–1938) was a cartoonist, caricaturist, court reporter and journalist, working in New Zealand and Australia.

Berlei Cartoon by Tom Glover

Glover was born in England but moved to New Zealand as a child.[1] His career is generally considered to have started when, while working as an 'elevator boy' he drew and exhibited caricatures of his passengers.[2] In New Zealand, he cartooned for the Truth (1911–1922) while also contributing to the Free Lance (1918–1922) under the name T Ellis.[3][4]

Glover began working for the Sydney Bulletin in 1922 before moving to the Sydney Sun in the 1930s.

Glover 'died suddenly at his desk' at the Sun in 1938.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Tom Glover, National Portrait Gallery". Retrieved 28 February 2019.
  2. ^ "Glover, Thomas Ellis (1891–1938) – People and organisations". Trove. Retrieved 28 February 2019.
  3. ^ "ATL: Unpublished Collections". Retrieved 28 February 2019.
  4. ^ "Tom Glover | New Zealand Cartoon Archive". Retrieved 28 February 2019.

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