This poster from 1915 represents the United Kingdom as a lion surrounded by the young cubs of the British Empire. From 1850 until at least the early 1960s most New Zealanders thought of New Zealand as a 'British' country and a loyal member of the British Empire. It was only in the last decades of the 20th century that ideas of New Zealand as having a South Pacific identity very different from the United Kingdom became stronger.
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Permission of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa must be obtained before any re-use of this image.