Story: The New Zealanders

'The van of liberalism'

'The van of liberalism'

The Liberal reforms of the 1890s attracted international interest and signified the nation’s distinctive egalitarian ethos. In this cartoon by Ashley Hunter in the New Zealand publication Graphic, the Liberal leader Richard Seddon loads some of the reforming bills into the parliamentary train.

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Reference: New Zealand Graphic, 1898.

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Jock Phillips, 'The New Zealanders - Better Britons', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 March 2023)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 20 May 2015