The British monarchy in Australia, New Zealand and Canada, 1991–2016
As the Queen approaches her
ninetieth birthday, republicans in both major political parties have
reached a consensus in recent years that there will be no move towards a
republic until the post-Elizabethan era. Agreeing to wait until the
monarch dies, they hope that the last residue of attachment to the
monarchy will die with her, if it has not died already. During the
Queen’s past four visits to
commemorate the presence of the Scots Brigade as the garrison at
the Cape for a substantial period in the eighteenth century. At any
rate, it symbolises a Scots presence which is of long standing. Indeed,
Scots did not wait until the first British capture of the Cape in 1795
to be engaged in the establishment of a white community at the southern
tip of Africa. In this respect they were following a long
-Helpful Elephant’ in May 1930.
In the cartoon, Secretary of State for India, William Wedgwood Benn, declares, ‘Now boys, all we have to do is to place the patient [i.e. the elephant] on the operating table’ – a clearly impossible task. Similarly powerless, in ‘Waiting’, the Viceroy is seen waiting in vain for Gandhi's consent to the Round Table Conference.
Low saw Gandhi as a wily politician who used arrest – regarded as a deterrent in
Russia was passive when it came to abuses of Ottoman Christians. A striking illustration of this development comes from an October 1896 cartoon ( Figure 11.10 ), which showed the Turk dressed as a gladiator, his sword bloodied and his foot on the throat of his lesser foe, whose broken blade and shield (marked ‘Armenia’) lies on the ground.
The Turk stands impassively ‘Waiting the Signal’ from Caesar, whose banner and face mark him out as Tsar Nicholas (flanked by German Kaiser Wilhelm II), while Armenia raises his
Thomas Nast and the colonisation of the American West
learned to expect surprises from Thomas Nast. Angered by racist attacks on freedmen, for example, in 1876 he drew an angry, armed black man staring directly at the reader.
‘He wants change, too’, Nast asserted. For audiences used to supplicant black figures like those in images accompanying abolition's most famous question – ‘Am I Not A Man and a Brother?’ – this man proposed a terrifying reality. Black men might tire of waiting for justice, Nast pointed out. They might choose to take it for themselves
Residents, beginning in the 1870s, there is no indication they did so with enthusiasm. In some cases, they kept British officials waiting a long time before accepting the arrangement, and they appear to have agreed only when assured continued control over the customs of their states. When Residents then tried to implement reforms, the rulers were often reluctant. In Perak, there were rumours just before the Resident’s assassination that the state was to be annexed, and that the Resident would intervene deeply in the state. 35 In 1891 in Pahang, the British found it
The intellectual influence of non-medical research on policy and practice in the Colonial Medical Service in Tanganyika and Uganda
were outraged that young men seemingly preferred to
wait around in eastern Buhaya to inherit their fathers’ plots
rather than open up new coffee farms of their own. As early as 1932
colonial commentators had become convinced that the eastern ridges had
reached their carrying capacity, and that young men were unable to marry
while they waited for their inheritance. Officials, themselves
’ advocates, the significance of this new strategy rested not on any physical harm being inflicted on the Chinese empire but on the psychological impact that it would have on the Qing authorities. These commentators were most concerned that advocating this new course of action would signal a change in Britain's official attitude towards China, that is from unresisting submission to firm determination. It was for this change, rather than for direct armed intervention, that the majority of British residents in Canton had been waiting and lobbying.
there were changes to the procedure of deportation in the new China Order in Council (1925). Article 54 stated that consuls required the Chief Judge to confirm orders of deportation. He therefore asked Turner to provide a set of blank confirmation sheets for deportation orders. Harding stated that he could use these when he wanted to deport an individual rather than wait for a confirmation from the Chief Judge of the Supreme Court. Harding outlined the necessity of having these blank confirmation sheets for a speedy deportation and pointed to the Ramya incident as an
The iconography of Anglo-American inter-imperialism
Mouthful to Swallow’ as the lion is unable to approach Paul Kruger in the guise of a bayonet-covered South African porcupine.
Likewise, as he extinguishes (rather painfully) the flames of a South African camp fire, Britain's ‘friendly foes’ (Russia and France; armed with coal-pincers) wait to pick through the ashes of the over-stretched British Empire ( Figure 4.5 ).