Note: This image includes a derogatory depiction of a First Nations person. 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.

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View of crowds watching the 1958 Moomba parade in Melbourne at the corner of Bourke and Swanston Streets. A rectangular box float advertising the success of the Volkswagen as the winner of the round Australia 'Mobilgas Economy Run' leads a Volkswagen 'beetle' rally car. On top of the float is a large map of Australia painted on a sign, showing the route of the 'Mobilgas' trial, while on the side of the float is painted the slogan 'VOLKSWAGEN - THE FAMILY CAR'. A man depicting an Aboriginal Australian in black-face and holding a spear is next to the sign on top of the float.

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