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Dog tax rebellion

Dog tax rebellion

Eight police stand guard in the background of this scene at Hokianga in May 1898. In the foreground are five members of the Ngāpuhi resistance who opposed the Hokianga County Council’s imposition of a dog tax of 2s 6d. Standing at centre wearing a hat is the leader of the rebellion, Hōne Tōia.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, F. Barrett Collection
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Paul Goldsmith, 'Taxes - Liberal Party taxes – 1890 to 1912', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/21533/dog-tax-rebellion (accessed 20 May 2019)

Story by Paul Goldsmith, published 11 Mar 2010, updated 2 Sep 2016