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1853 electoral poster


New Zealand’s wide electoral franchise is reflected in this appeal to ‘workingmen’ to vote for Mr Wakelin, ‘The Poor Man’s Friend’, in Wellington’s 1853 elections.


Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: Eph-C-POLITICS-1853-02
Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Matauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any reuse of this image.

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