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Cartoonist unknown :Persuasion better than force. Punch in Canterbury, 1865.

Reference Number: PUBL-0078-003

A cartoon showing a Canterbury squatter on the back of a mule labelled Public Works. The squatter is urging on the mule with carrots marked 'wethers 30 [shillings]', 'profit' and 'surplus stock'. The mule carries panniers filled with 'Dobson's report' and 'Browning's report'. Behind the mule is an old woman representing the Standard newspaper. The mule is kicking her over. The setting is a mountainous scene with a signpost pointing to Arthur's Pass in one direction and to Browning's Pass in the other. Refers to agitation in Christchurch to improve access to the gold-rush in Westland to allow a market for suplus stock and to enable trading between the west and east coasts.

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Cartoons (Commentary) and Wood engravings, related to John Samuel Browning, Sir Arthur Dudley Dobson, New Zealand. Public Works Department, Standard (Newspaper), West Coast Region, Arthur's Pass, Browning Pass, Gold mines and mining - New Zealand - West Coast Region, Prosperity, Donkeys and Mountain passes - New Zealand.

Part of:
Punch in Canterbury. Vol 1 no 1 (Apr 8 1865) - Vol 1 no 20 (August 19 1865?) [Christchurch, 1865], Reference Number PUBL-0078 (5 digitised items)

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

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