Story: New Zealand identity

Henry Demarest Lloyd

Henry Demarest Lloyd

Henry Demarest Lloyd was a Chicago journalist who came to New Zealand in 1899 to examine at close hand the progressive reforms enacted by the Liberal government. He wrote two books following the visit, A country without strikes and Newest England. Lloyd was enthusiastic about what he had discovered and particularly praised the system of conciliation and arbitration as a way of dealing with industrial conflict. His writings helped to establish New Zealand's reputation overseas as the social laboratory of the world, and in turn awoke in New Zealanders themselves a stronger sense of pride in their social and political system.

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Reference: Caro Lloyd, Henry Demarest Lloyd 1847-1902. New York: Knickerbocker Press, 1912

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Fiona Barker, 'New Zealand identity - Politics', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 4 October 2023)

Story by Fiona Barker, published 20 Jun 2012