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[Hutchison, William] 1820-1905 :The slaughter of the innocents. No. 51. Whitaker (loq.) 'Steady! boys, don't kill 'em outright. We'll want some of 'em again next session. The Wellington advertiser supplement, 26 August 1882

Reference Number: A-095-049

Cartoon showing Sir Frederick Whitaker and Richard Oliver in a canopied stand, with other specatators, all Members of Parliament, watching four Ministers slaughtering a group of stick figures, or Bills that have not been passed in the session of Parliament. The four are from left to right, Sir Harry Atkinson, Walter Johnston, John Bryce and William Rolleston. The figures they are killing (with axes and knives) are labelled Electric light, gold mines, local government bill, insurance proposals, rating bill, direct steam, native empowering, counties bill, native bills, Trades in gaols, and land bill. 'Licencing' is escaping the slaughter by climbing over the fence.

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1 image, categorised under Caricatures, Lithographs and Cartoons (Commentary), related to Richard Oliver, Walter Woods Johnston, Hon Sir Harry Albert Atkinson, William Rolleston, John Bryce, William Hutchison, Hon Sir Frederick Whitaker, Daily advertiser and Wellington register (Newspaper), Local government, Axes, Knives, Gold mines and mining, Murder, Electricity, Electric utilities - Rates, Gladiators, Cabinet ministers, Sports spectators, Law reform and Maori - Land.

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[Hutchison, William] 1820-1905 :The slaughter of the innocents. No. 51. Whitaker (loq.) 'Steady! boys, don't kill 'em outright. We'll want some of 'em again next session. The Wellington advertiser supplement, 26 August 1882, Reference Number A-095-049 (1 digitised items)

Extent: 1 b&w art print(s)Lithograph. Single art work

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