Story: Britain, Europe and New Zealand

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Concern about Britain joining the European Economic Community was not restricted to the farming community and the government. This cartoon from the early 1960s expressed a widely held fear that New Zealand would be shut out of the British market. British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan (shown here as the lift attendant) described New Zealand's position as 'a very special one ... [which] must be dealt with in a special way' (Harold Macmillan, At the end of the day, 1961–1963. London: Macmillan, 1973, p. 349).

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: A-310-031
Cartoon by Neil Lonsdale

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Martin Holland and Serena Kelly, 'Britain, Europe and New Zealand - Trade', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/cartoon/36838/market-access (accessed 12 December 2018)

Story by Martin Holland and Serena Kelly, published 20 Jun 2012