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Pall Mall is the name of one of the oldest brands of tailor-made cigarettes available on the New Zealand market. They were marketed, years ago, with the promotional words ‘exclusive in quality, pre-eminently the best, wherever particular smokers congregate’.
By associating a traditional cigarette label with a key symbol of Christian faith, Matchitt reveals that he colonisation of New Zealand brought diverse ‘gifts’ and emblems to Māori and their country. (Sea Knowing and Island Looking, 2002)
- Pall Mall Cross
- Production date
- card, silver, stainless steel and wire
- 75 x 55 mm
- primary: reverse, c., stamped in metal, "GM"
- Credit line
- Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 2000
- Accession no
- Copying restrictions apply
- New Zealand Art
- Display status
- Not on display
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