Scatz fl 1900:How we see it. The Ogre 'Come into these arms'. New Zealand 'Nay sir, those arms bear chains.' New Zealand Graphic, October 20, 1900. Vol XXV - No. XVI.
- New Zealand Graphic and Ladies' Journal; Scatz, active 1900
An ogre wearing chains (New South Wales) is courting New Zealand, portrayed as a classical maiden wearing a Maori cloak and protecting a Pacific Islander. In the right background, a female figure representing Federated Australia reads a book entitled "Self-government". The text below reports on a speech of the New South Wales premier promoting federation, and recommending that Britain not link the South Seas Islands to New Zealand. This hints at the reason for New Zealand's reluctance to join an Australian federation: New Zealand had plans that Pacific Islands would come under New Zealand's jurisdiction.
Scatz also implies that New South Wales (the ogre) was attempting to impose federation on a rather reluctant group of Australian states.
Exhibited in 'The Other Side of the Ditch' exhibition of cartoons on the New Zealand-Australian relationship curated by Ian F. Grant of the New Zealand Cartoon Archive and exhibited in the National Library Gallery from 28 November 2001 to 24 February 2002 to mark the centenary of Australian Federation. Also exhibited at X Space Gallery, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland in mid-March 2002 and at Old Parliament House, Canberra, Australia from 26 March 2003 to 29 June 2003.
Published in 'The Other Side of the Ditch' by Ian F. Grant, published by the New Zealand Cartoon Archive in association with Tandem Press, 2001.
Extended Title - The New South Wales Premier speaking at a Federal League meeting said that as the Colonies were on the eve of federation it was proper for Great Britain to defer linking the South Seas Islands to New Zealand. He also believed that the sentiment of the people of New Zealand would force that Government into the Australian federation.
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