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‘Bolger/Keating “summits” proposed’

In 1901 New Zealand declined to join the Australian Federation, but in a 1993 echo of the federation debate, a New Truth cartoonist had a confused Australian prime minister, Paul Keating, thinking that New Zealand’s prime minister, Jim Bolger, was premier of an Australian state.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: H-035-003
Cartoon by Guy Body

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John Wilson, 'Australians - Neighbouring nations', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 27 October 2021)

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