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Anti-alcohol cartoon from 1905


This Herbert Beecroft illustration from 1905 shows Zealandia, with the people's vote in one hand, draining barrels of alcohol, watched by 'the shades' (ghosts) of past civilisations who claim 'Had we done this, perchance our Nations had not died'.


Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: A-313-1-008
Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Matauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image

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Anti-alcohol cartoon from 1905, URL:, (Manatū Taonga — Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated