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‘A dastardly attempt’ (2nd of 6)

‘A dastardly attempt’

In 1895 interests in Victoria, where support for Australian federation was strong, feared New Zealand’s prosperity and independence would upset efforts to unite the Australasian colonies. This New Zealand Graphic cartoon shows Victoria attempting to derail New Zealand instead.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: J-040-005
Cartoon by Ashley Hunter

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John Wilson, 'Australians - Neighbouring nations', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 16 April 2024)

Story by John Wilson, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 10 Mar 2015