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Mark Twain in Dunedin

Mark Twain in Dunedin

In 1895 Mark Twain, the prominent American writer, visited New Zealand on a lecture tour. His lecture in the city hall in Dunedin was such a success that he decided to stay and give a repeat performance rather than travel to see the southern lakes. This sketch of Twain performing on the occasion is by William Mathew Hodgkins.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Field-Hodgkins Collection
Reference: A-212-024
Wash drawing by William Mathew Hodgkins

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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How to cite this page:

Robert Ayson and Jock Phillips, 'United States and New Zealand - Early relations, 1790–1939', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 17 June 2024)

Story by Robert Ayson and Jock Phillips, published 20 Jun 2012