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Dominion Day cartoon


In this Dominion Day cartoon, Blomfield draws Prime Minister Joseph Ward as a pretentious dwarf beneath a massive ‘dominion’ top hat.

The caption reads:
'The surprise packet
Canada: "Rather large for him, is it not?"
Australia: "Oh his head is swelling rapidly. The hat will soon fit."'


New Zealand Observer, 21 September, 1907
Available through the National Library's Paperspast website

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