Kōrero: The New Zealanders

The ‘new chum'

The ‘new chum'

As more British people settled in New Zealand they began to draw distinctions between themselves and recent arrivals or visitors. One concept which took off in the second half of the 19th century was that of the ‘old chum’ who was rich in ‘colonial experience’, and the ‘new chum’ who was physically inept. This cartoon from the New Zealand Graphic of 1899 mocks the unfortunate newcomer.

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Te Ara - The Encyclopedia of New Zealand
Reference: New Zealand Graphic, 1899.

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Jock Phillips, 'The New Zealanders - European New Zealanders', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/cartoon/1902/the-new-chum (accessed 29 September 2020)

He kōrero nā Jock Phillips, i tāngia i te 8 Feb 2005, updated 20 May 2015