This J. Blomfield cartoon, published in Free Lance in 1906, suggests that Māori were so rare as to be a curiosity for Europeans. But the Māori population showed remarkable resilience and climbed steadily in the 1900s, confounding those who felt it to be a dying race.
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Reference: New Zealand Freelance, 1906.
Cartoon by J. Blomfield
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