P., C., fl 1880 :Trying to raise a flame. Parihaka. 1880.

P., C., fl 1880 :Trying to raise a flame. Parihaka. 1880.

Shows "Betsy Bryce" (John Bryce), using bellows to accelerate the fire under the "Parihaka" cauldron, containing Maori figures. Mr Punch stands behind the pot and warns that it will boil over, but Bryce replies that it's none of his business. In 1871, Bryce was back in parliament as MP for Wanganui to 1881, and then MP for Waitotara until 1887. From 1876 to 1879, he chaired the Native Affairs Committee and between 1879 to 1883, was the Minister of Native Affairs. Rolleston was to be Native Minister only until October 1881, and in his last act, proclaimed that Parihaka inhabitants had fourteen days to comply with the law or faced confiscation of all their lands. Bryce became Native Minister, and on the 5th of November 1881 was at Parihaka at the head of 1,600 Armed Constabulary to arrest the leaders and disperse the village.

Extended Title - From "New Zealand punch", 3 April 1880, page 405.

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Physical Description: Wood engraving

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P., C., fl 1880 :Trying to raise a flame. Parihaka. 1880.. New Zealand punch (Christchurch). Vol 1, no 1 (6 September 1879 - 32 (22 May 1880). Ref: PUBL-0097-1880-405. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. /records/22764086

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