Story: Gambling

Banning fan-tan

This 1895 cartoon points out the hypocrisy of a proposed government social reform to ban the Chinese game of fan-tan while turning a blind eye to European gambling activities.

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National Library of New Zealand, Papers Past
Reference: New Zealand Observer and Free Lance, 13 July 1895, p. 17 (N-P-1729-17)
Cartoon by William Blomfield

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David Grant, 'Gambling - Opponents and social impact', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/zoomify/39450/banning-fan-tan (accessed 20 September 2019)

Story by David Grant, published 5 Sep 2013