By 1900 federation was seen as a threat to New Zealand. In this image, a New Zealand Graphic cartoonist has depicted Australia as an ogre trying to lure a maidenly New Zealand away from her companion, a Māori youth. New Zealand’s response to the ogre’s invitation to ‘come into these arms’ was ‘Nay sir, those arms bear chains’.
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Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.