In 1895 Mark Twain, the prominent American writer, visited New Zealand on a lecture tour. His lecture in the city hall in Dunedin was such a success that he decided to stay and give a repeat performance rather than travel to see the southern lakes. This sketch of Twain performing on the occasion is by William Mathew Hodgkins.
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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.