Summary

Note: This object depicts people wearing 'black face' and is a derogatory depiction of First Nations people. It also contains offensive racist language. Such depictions and sentiments are not condoned by Museums Victoria which considers them to be racist. Historical distance and context does not excuse or erase this fact.

Photographic negative of a group of people wearing 'blackface' on a wagon as part of a procession, Edlorado, Victoria, January 1915. The participants are making unambigiously insensitive and racist commentary about the position and plight of First Peoples in Australia, alluding to poverty and welfare dependence.

Description of Content

Horse-drawn wagon carrying a number of people who appear to be in black face, depicting Aboriginal people. There is a sign 'hate' attached to the shafts, a sign on the front of the wagon 'Our motto help Australians' and a partly obscured sign on the side of the cart which reads'I hate pulling these'Australians'.'.

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