Story: Cartooning

Trevor Lloyd, 'Scenes of Maori life', around 1910

Trevor Lloyd, 'Scenes of Maori life', around 1910

This Trevor Lloyd cartoon from the 1910s depicts three Māori who have spent the proceeds of a land sale on alcohol. Lloyd tended to portray Māori as ignorant and primitive figures of fun. Negative, racist portrayals of Māori were common in 19th- and early-20th-century cartooning.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: C-109-022
Ink and wash drawing by Trevor Lloyd

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How to cite this page:

Ian F. Grant, 'Cartooning - Cartooning in a new land, 1840 to 1899', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/cartoon/41728/trevor-lloyd-scenes-of-maori-life-around-1910 (accessed 28 April 2017)

Story by Ian F. Grant, published 22 Oct 2014