Ginger Meggs: Australia’s Favourite Boy

Discover the world of Ginger Meggs, Australia’s most popular and longest running comic strip. 

Ginger Meggs first appeared in the Us fellers comic strip in Sydney’s Sunday Sun newspaper in 1921, and he and his gang – including girlfriend, Minnie Peters, and arch nemesis, Tiger Kelly – have kept us company ever since.

This mischievous Australian icon was created by James ‘Jimmy’ Bancks. With his instantly recognisable red hair, shorts and shoes, his larrikin charms and endless ability to get himself into and out of trouble, ‘Ginge’, as he was affectionately known, reflected the everyday lives of his readers and became part of our popular culture.

Featuring original strips by Bancks and his successors, and a diverse collection of Ginger Meggs memorabilia, this exhibition invites you to rediscover the little red-headed feller. 

Past exhibition

25 July 2015 - 25 October 2015

Museum of Sydney

Major partner

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Ginger Meggs: Australia's Favourite BoyTuesday 26 May 2015

Discover the world of Ginger Meggs, Australia’s most popular and longest-running comic strip at a new exhibition at Museum of Sydney from 25 July 2015.