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Hunter, Ashley John Barsby, 1854-1932:The great 'Bun Tuck' episode. The New Zealand Graphic and Ladies' Home Journal, 3 September 1898 (front page).

Reference Number: A-312-8-023

New Zealand Premier Richard Seddon, in Chinese costume, directs two Chinese men to put George Hutchinson, MP, into a vat of boiling oil. Refers to the farcical 'Bun Tuck' scandal of 1898, when Hutchison claimed that Seddon had had Chinese associates in his mining ventures on the West Coast.

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1 image, categorised under Ink drawings and Cartoons (Commentary), related to New Zealand Graphic and Ladies' Journal (Newspaper. 1890-1908), Rt Hon Richard John Seddon, George Hutchison, Ashley John Barsby Hunter, Ian Fraser Grant, Prime ministers, Gold mines and mining, Politicians and Chinese - New Zealand.

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Hunter, Ashley John Barsby, 1854-1932:The great 'Bun Tuck' episode. The New Zealand Graphic and Ladies' Home Journal, 3 September 1898 (front page)., Reference Number A-312-8-023 (1 digitised items)

Extent: 1 cartoon bromide(s)Bromide from newspaper, 258mm x 202mm.. Art works

Historical Notes: It was reported in the New Zealand Graphic and Ladies Home Journal of 3 September, 1898 that Seddon himself said that occasionally on the West Coast he had to appear as council for Chinamen in the matter of mining claims and this is the origin of George Hutchison's story which was narrated in the House at the end of August 1898. It seems that Seddon was known as Bun Tuck by the Chinese miners (or was this an invention of Hutchison's) He was also referred to as Mandarin Seddon.

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