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Cartoon from the Daily Mirror published in 1905 commenting on Chinese workers in South Africa
(British Cartoon Archive for the Centre for the Study of Cartoons & Caricature at the University of Kent: WH0066, W. K. Haselden, Daily Mirror, 31 July 1905)
University of Kent: WH0066; Daily Mirror cartoon on Chinese in South Africa, 1905
How to use this source
Study this source carefully.
1 What impression does this source give of life in the British empire in terms of the following issues:
  • the reasons why people migrated within the empire?
  • whether this migration was voluntary or forced?
  • how the migration was organised and paid for?
  • the scale of emigration?
  • the attitudes shown towards the emigrants?
2 Explain whether you think this source gives a positive or negative view of the empire.

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