Cartoons of Australian Federation

The Commonwealth Plum Pudding

An advertisement for Dr Waugh's Baking Powder

Source: Melbourne Punch Annual of 1901.

This advertisement appeared in the Melbourne Punch Annual of January 1901.
In the centre of the cartoon is Australia's first Governor General, Lord Hopetoun. He is surrounded by
the State Premiers (formerly Colonial Premiers) and other well-known politicians of the day.
Edmund Barton, Australia's first Prime Minister, is centre-right, ladling salt into a bowl.
Two Aborigines (a man and a boy) and a white girl stand at the edges.