Icon Feb 14, 2010

“The Yellow Peril” published in the “New Zealand Truth” on the 16th of February 1907. The arms are labelled “greed”, “licentiousness”, “opium traffic”, “brutality” and “evil habits”. The cartoon shows a Chinese octopus reaching out of a cave across water to New Zealand and entangling a Maori woman.

Image Source: “The Yellow Peril” (1907) Te Papa – Tai Awatea (Accessed: 21st May 2009)