The idea of New Zealand as a better Britain is captured in this 1905 cartoon published in the British magazine Punch, showing the country as an upstart lion cub defeating its somewhat startled British parent. Success at rugby continues to be an important part of New Zealand’s culture, and a measure of the country’s character and confidence.
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Auckland War Memorial Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira
Cartoon by Bernard Partridge
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