This cartoon by Trevor Lloyd celebrated the victory by the New Zealand rugby team over an Anglo-Welsh team in Auckland in July 1908. This was not the first time that Lloyd, or indeed any cartoonist, had represented the country by a kiwi, as was once thought. As early as 1904 there had been such representation and even Lloyd himself had used the kiwi in a cartoon about the 1905 All Blacks defeat by Wales. However, at that time he more often used a moa as the national symbol. By 1908 Lloyd and other cartoonists were regularly drawing the kiwi as a symbol of New Zealand or New Zealanders, and the moa went into extinction. Lloyd worked for the Auckland Weekly News and the New Zealand Herald.
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