Kōrero: Australians

‘How we see it’ (5 o 6)

‘How we see it’

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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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: J-040-002
Cartoon by Scatz

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Me pēnei te tohu i te whārangi:

John Wilson, 'Australians - Neighbouring nations', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/cartoon/601/how-we-see-it (accessed 23 September 2019)

Story by John Wilson, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 10 Mar 2015