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Glover, Thomas Ellis, 1891-1938 :"Will it come to this?" The worker, "Well, digger, the only way for us to get a seat is to stop these blokes coming into the country at all." Digger - "Righto, Mate; if the government won't do it, we can." 9 June, 1920

Reference Number: PUBL-0096-1920-029-1041-01

The scene is the inside of a railway carriage or a tram. All the seats are taken by Asian and Indian men and one of the two European men left standing comments indignantly to the other, who is in a soldier's uniform, that the only way to get a seat is to stop these blokes coming into the country at all. The soldier replies that if the government won't do it, then they will. Refers to racial tensions existing in New Zealand's early years against Asians and Indians.

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Offset printing and Cartoons (Commentary), related to Thomas Ellis Glover, New Zealand Free Lance (Periodical), Race relations - New Zealand, Xenophobia, Chinese - New Zealand, East Indians - New Zealand, Soldiers, Immigrants and Racism.

Part of:
New Zealand free lance, 1901-, Reference Number PUBL-0096 (8 digitised items)

Extent: 1 b&w photo-mechanical print(s) on page of newspaper.Offset lithograph, c140 x 115 mm.. Vertical imageSingle art work

Historical Notes: "The Auckland watersiders have decided to refuse to handle ships landing Chinese or Hindus, as a protest against the number of aliens that have been allowed to come into the country. The R.S.A. Conference has also registered a protest." (Text taken from beneath the image on the front of the newspaper)

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