Note: This object includes includes a derogatory depiction of a particular cultural group. Such depictions are not condoned by Museums Victoria which considers them to be racist. Historical distance and context does not excuse or erase this fact.

Biscuit Wrapper from a packet of Arnott's Golliwog Biscuits. These biscuits, were first sold in the 1960s, and were made in the shape of the Golliwog toy which was popular at that time. The name was changed to Scalliwag in the mid-1990s. However the biscuits remained in the shape of a Golliwog and the product was discontinued by the late 1990s. Golliwogs went out of favour around the world in all kinds of commercial areas, from toys to children's books to foodstuffs as they have been perceived as being inherently racist.

Physical Description

White cellophane and wax paper Arnott's biscuit wrapper for chocolate flavoured Golliwog biscuits. Wrapper depicts front and back two brown images of biscuits and a sitting golliwog. Text in white on red background edged orange, or in black.

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