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Punch in Canterbury :What may come of the Masters and Servants Bill. Original question. "That a disobedient servant be imprisoned." Mr Punch's Amendment. "That a master, if he misconduct himself, shall be liable to hard labour." Punch in Canterbury, 19 Au

Reference Number: A-315-967

In the first frame a master, who has just dismounted from a horse, hands a plate of food to a servant who cringes in leg-irons on the floor of a prison cell. In the second frame the master is seen taking a break from cracking rocks in a quarry in order to accept a piece of bread from the overseeer. In the background a man laughs as he reads a copy of the 'Voice of the People'. The master is probably John Cracroft Wilson who was criticised for his one-sided Masters and Servants Bill of 1865. He was MHR for Christchurch (1861--66), Coleridge (1866--70) and Heathcote (1872--75). He was known for his great interest in horses and livestock in general.

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1 image, categorised under Cartoons (Commentary) and Wood engravings, related to John Cracroft Wilson, Punch in Canterbury (Periodical), Domestics, New Zealand - Politics and government - Moral and ethical aspects, Domestics - Legal status, laws, etc, Politicians - Conduct of life, Horses and Offences against the person.

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Punch in Canterbury :What may come of the Masters and Servants Bill. Original question. "That a disobedient servant be imprisoned." Mr Punch's Amendment. "That a master, if he misconduct himself, shall be liable to hard labour." Punch in Canterbury, 19 Au, Reference Number A-315-967 (1 digitised items)

Extent: 1 cartoon bromide(s)A4 size bromide.. Single art work

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