April 19, 2019 - The History of New Zealand through a Libertarian Anarchist lens. Please enjoy the ideas and let me know what you think.

1900s: 2 Distinct Nations Rendered

April 7, 2019


Said without approval by Chris Trotter…

“As the new century found its feet, New Zealand was fast becoming two, quite distinct, nations. On the land dwelt what the majority of the Population looked up to as the quintessential New Zealander — the farmer. He and his family were regarded as self-reliant, hard-working, right-thinking and God-fearing, the product of his unstinting labour underpinned the prosperity of the colony. Accordingly, decent People in the towns and cities did all they could to ensure that Great Britain’s ‘distant farm’ remained as fruitful as possible. In the social-Darwinist rhetoric of the day, each separate part of the body politic was morally obliged to contribute all it could to the well-being and proper-functioning of the whole.”- No Left Turn (2007)

See also: 1880s: “I’m going into Town”


note: One of the distinctions between these two nations is that one faction racism is is defined by the nature of  what it is but for the other by the political identity of those involved. These two points of view can be roughly reduced to Country vs City or Masculine vs Feminine, respectively; See The Kiwi Contest to Define ‘Racism’

Image ref. found image; ref. Jude Elliot

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