Story: Ethnic and religious intolerance

Anti-Catholic cartoon

Anti-Catholic cartoon

This cartoon was published in New Zealand Truth during the election campaign of 1919. It suggested that the Roman Catholic church controlled not only Joseph Ward's Liberal Party but also the Labour Party (represented by Bolshevism). At the time the anti-Catholic Protestant Political Association wielded considerable power.

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Reference: New Zealand Truth, 27 December 1919, p. 5

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Paul Spoonley, 'Ethnic and religious intolerance - Religious intolerance', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/cartoon/28194/anti-catholic-cartoon (accessed 16 November 2019)

Story by Paul Spoonley, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 7 Jun 2018