This November 1860 cartoon from Taranaki Punch reflects settler attitudes towards the Anglican hierarchy because of their sympathy for Māori. Bishop George Selwyn is shown protecting a Māori from a soldier's rifle, while the Māori thumbs his nose. Selwyn was the first Anglican bishop of New Zealand, arriving in 1842 and serving in the country until 1868. In the late 1850s and early 1860s he tried to uphold the Treaty of Waitangi and attacked the government's aggressive acquisition of Māori land.
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