Story: North Americans

Mark Twain in Dunedin, 1895

Mark Twain in Dunedin, 1895

One of the best-known Americans to visit New Zealand in the 19th century was writer Mark Twain. This cartoon of him speaking to a Dunedin audience was drawn by artist William Mathew Hodgkins. Twain later recounted his impressions of New Zealand in a book, Following the equator, published in 1897.

About this item

Alexander Turnbull Library, Field-Hodgkins Collection
Reference: A-212-024
Wash drawing by William Mathew Hodgkins

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

How to cite this page:

Nancy Swarbrick. 'North Americans - 1870s–1939: rivalry and curiosity', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, updated 15-Nov-12
URL: http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/artwork/4270/mark-twain-in-dunedin-1895