Lloyd, Trevor 1863-1937 :[Britain defeated by the All Blacks]. 1908

Lloyd, Trevor 1863-1937 :[Britain defeated by the All Blacks]. 1908
Lloyd, Trevor, 1863-1937

Shows a kiwi dressed as an All Black with a defeated British lion. They are on a rugby field, with ecstatic crowds behind them. A photographer (might this be Trevor Lloyd?) crouches on the left taking pictures. Context: The cartoon shows a 1908 test game during the tour of New Zealand of a British team (comprising English and Welsh players). There were three tests: the All Blacks won 2 and one was drawn. Overall points were 64 for the All Blacks and 8 against. This cartoon celebrates the New Zealand victory in the third test at Auckland. New Zealand won 29-0.

Dating: the cartoon was originally dated by the Library as 1905 when it was described in 1979, on the assumption it showed the All Blacks playing in Britain. The scene is in New Zealand and the cartoon was published in the Auckland Weekly News 30 July 1908.

Exhibited in 'Guts and Glory' an exhibition of rugby cartoons, organised by the New Zealand Cartoon Archive Trust in association with the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, at the National Library Gallery, 15 July - 7 November 1999, and then touring until 2001. Curated by Susan Foster.

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Quantity: 1 drawing(s).

Physical Description: Pencil, sepia ink and wash, Chinese white and some watercolour, 380 x 537 mm

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1 drawing(s), Works of art, Wash drawings, Cartoons (Commentary), Pencil, sepia ink and wash, Chinese white and some watercolour, 380 x 537 mm
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