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[Hutchison, William] 1820-1905 :Grand ministerial election show. Great war dance by J. B. and the nigger. Jack H-ll (proprietor). Down with your votes gents, and the figgers will perform. Give the drum a one-r! The Wellington Advertiser supplement. Nov 2

Reference Number: A-095-010

A Punch and Judy show, with Premier John Hall to the left, as the proprietor and as a one-man band, with a drum and pan pipes. He is standing in front of a gaslight, announcing the show to the audience, which comprises a boy, a man wearing a hat inscribed 'Enlightened electors of New Zealand' and, on the right, a minstrel violinist, touching one finger knowingly to the side of his nose, and either picking the pocket of the man next to him or pushing into his pocket a paper marked 'Majority'. The Punch and Judy theatre is surmounted by the heraldic device for the British Crown (the lion and unicorn flanking a shield) while Punch is played by John Bryce, Minister for Native Affairs, and 'Judy' is a tattooed Maori man, unable to react to Bryce's punches.

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1 image, categorised under Portraits, Caricatures and Lithographs, related to Hon Sir John Hall, John Bryce, William Hutchison, Prime ministers, Panpipes, Cabinet ministers, Drum, Maori - Civil rights, Elections, Puppet plays, Audiences and Violinists.

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[Hutchison, William] 1820-1905 :Grand ministerial election show. Great war dance by J. B. and the nigger. Jack H-ll (proprietor). Down with your votes gents, and the figgers will perform. Give the drum a one-r! The Wellington Advertiser supplement. Nov 2, Reference Number A-095-010 (1 digitised items)

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

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