Story: Government and industrial development

Playing favourites

Playing favourites

This 1921 cartoon from the New Zealand Free Lance refers to a new tariff, which was likely to hurt local manufacturers. The tariff allowed agricultural implements to be imported free of all duties to encourage farmers to invest in machinery. Farmers got the sweets and industrialists went without.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: N-P 1392-20

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Megan Cook, 'Government and industrial development - Encouraging industry from the 19th century', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/cartoon/25851/playing-favourites (accessed 17 September 2019)

Story by Megan Cook, published 11 Mar 2010