The Right Hon. Lord Mayor McArthur

The Right Hon. Lord Mayor McArthur

Edward Linley Sambourne (1844-1910)

Wood engraving

Punch (13 November 1880): 226

Punch’s Fancy Portraits No. 7

“M.P. for the Aborigines”

“And in full Costume, not unlike the eminent Tragedian, Mr. J. R. Toole, so — ‘There you are, don’t-ch-yer-know’.”

McArthur, who is apparently mocked for his defence of the first peoples of Australia, sits next to a bottle containing black and white human heads labelled “Goody Goodies,” “aborigines protection,” and “young men’s Christian dissections”

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