Story: Dalmatians

‘The Alien Invasion’ (2nd of 2)

‘The Alien Invasion’

Published in the New Zealand Observer in 1893, this cartoon illustrates attitudes towards non-British nationals. As New Zealand was such a British outpost, people of any other nationality immediately stood out; however, the cartoon’s vast hordes did not reflect actual immigration statistics.

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Private collection, Senka Bozic
Reference: New Zealand Observer, 29 April 1893.

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How to cite this page:

Carl Walrond, 'Dalmatians - Work and war: 1890 to 1930', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/cartoon/2265/the-alien-invasion (accessed 28 October 2021)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Mar 2015