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Mark Twain in Dunedin, 1895

Mark Twain in Dunedin, 1895

One of the best-known Americans to visit New Zealand in the 19th century was writer Mark Twain. This cartoon of him speaking to a Dunedin audience was drawn by artist William Mathew Hodgkins. Twain later recounted his impressions of New Zealand in a book, Following the equator, published in 1897.

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

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'North Americans - 1870s–1939: rivalry and curiosity', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 April 2024)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Mar 2015