This 1895 cartoon combines the views of the feminist, prohibition and anti-land-sale movements. It shows a Māori woman warrior brandishing a mere (club) in a saloon and standing over a drunken chief while the barman, who resembles Premier Richard Seddon, watches in alarm. The notice on the back wall reads:
A great Maori meeting was recently held at Te Aute [Hawke's Bay]. Miss Makere Mihi occupied the chair. They found, she said, that all their lands were drifting from them to the Government servants ... now the women had formed themselves into a committee and were going to see what they could do in the matter. If they did not succeed they would find themselves like the shags which sat on the sandbanks and were fed by the winds. The following resolutions were carried – (1) That we have nothing further to do with the Native Land Court. (2) That we cease selling land.
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