In the early 1900s opposition to fruit hawkers increased, and in 1908 Wellington City Council reacted by restricting them to back streets. This cartoon exploits widespread anti-Chinese sentiment by suggesting fruit-shop owners (many of whom were Chinese) would use the measure to lift prices.
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Reference: New Zealand Free Lance, 8 February 1908, p. 12
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