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‘Federation in the air’ (4th of 6)

‘Federation in the air’

As Australia moved closer to federation, one cartoonist suggested that New Zealand would go ahead by leaps and bounds if it rode the tail of the Australian kangaroo.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: J-040-001
Cartoon by Ashley Hunter

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John Wilson, 'Australians - Neighbouring nations', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 14 April 2021)

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