Cartoons of Australian Federation
The Commonwealth Plum Pudding
An advertisement for Dr Waugh's Baking Powder
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.