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Hiscocks, Ercildoune Frederick, fl 1910 :Oh, listen to the band; the new concert party at Parliament House. [1912].

Reference Number: A-130-014

Shows Premier William Massey reading or singing "My policy" while his band of politicians plays drums, wind and string instruments. At the top left, the ex-Finance Minister Arthur Mielziner Myers hands over a bag of a million pounds surplus. At the top right Premier Massey looks at the figure of Thomas Mackenzie, and reflects: "By Jove, certainly he went out like a man - I wonder if he would mind my offering him a little present".Massey's band of politicians includes: James Allen on cello (Minister of Finance, Education and Defence), Maui Pomare on accordion (Native Executive), Robert Heaton Rhodes on triangle (Postmaster General), William Herbert Herries on piccolo (Minister of Railways and Native Affairs), William Fraser on tuba (Minister of Public Works and Mines), Francis M B Fisher on slide trombone (Minister of Customs and Marine), Francis Dillon Bell on oboe? (Minister of Internal Affairs), and A L Herdman on drum (Attorney-General and Minister of Justice).

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Ink drawings, Caricatures and Cartoons (Commentary), related to Sir Arthur Mielziner Myers, Sir William Herbert Herries, Rt Hon William Ferguson Massey, Ercildoune Frederick Hiscocks, Sir William Fraser, Sir Robert Heaton Rhodes, Alexander Lawrence Herdman, Thomas Wilmor McKenzie, Francis Marion Bates Fisher, Sir Maui Wiremu Piti Naera Pomare, Rt Hon Sir Francis Henry Dillon Bell, Sir James Allen, Pomare, Louise (Mrs), Wellington City, Bands (Music), Prime ministers, Politicians and Musical instruments.

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Hiscocks, Ercildoune Frederick, fl 1910 :Oh, listen to the band; the new concert party at Parliament House. [1912]., Reference Number A-130-014 (1 digitised items)

Extent: 1 original cartoon(s)Ink drawing, on sheet 263 x 237 mm.. Vertical imageSingle art work

Historical Notes: William Massey became Prime Minister in 1912.

Conditions governing access to original: Not restricted

Inscriptions: Inscribed - Recto - bottom right: Signed

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