Summary

Note: This image depicts people wearing 'black face' and a derogatory depiction of First Nations people. Such activities are not condoned by Museums Victoria which considers them to be racist. Historical distance and context does not excuse or erase this fact.

Photograph of a group of men walking in a Ballarat Gala Celebrations street parade, dressed as 'Pelaco Shirt Men', Ballarat, Victoria, March 1935. The photograph was taken by Jack Walton. The men are wearing 'black face' to depict the First Peoples man who is used as part of the Pelaco shirt company brand.

Description of Content

A group of men walking in white shirts and 'black face'.

Physical Description

Black and white image of a group of men dressed in long white shirts and shorts walking along a street.

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