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Digital Photograph - Children and Men Riding Elephant at Melbourne Zoo, 1955-1956 Image Reg. No: MM 110107

Description Of Content:
A family on an elephant ride, carried on wooden seats, at Melbourne Zoo, mid 1950s.
Acquisition Information:
Copied from Miss Kathleen Gawler, 2006
Contributed by Miss Kathleen Gawler
Discipline: History

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Themes this item is part of: Leisure Collection, Melbourne's Biggest Family Album Collection
Primary Classification: RECREATION & TOURISM
Secondary Classification: Wildlife Sanctuaries & Zoos
Tertiary Classification: elephant rides
People Depicted: Herlihy Sarah; others unknown
Organisations Depicted: Melbourne Zoo
Format: Digital Still Image: Black & White; Tiff
Place & Date Depicted: Parkville, Victoria, Australia, 1955-1956
Photographer: Miss Kathleen Gawler


Robert Alderson Posted on 20 Nov 2011 3:00 PM
Can you tell me what was the elephants name that children rode on at the Melbourne Zoo in the 50,s and 60's. Cheers Rob
Discovery Centre Posted on 22 Nov 2011 10:57 AM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi Robert,
Museum Victoria unfortunately has no further information about this photograph. The Melbourne Zoo may have some relevant information in their archives about the elephant, you can visit their website at: http://www.zoo.org.au/MelbourneZoo
margaret lonnie Posted on 04 Jan 2013 10:33 AM
I actually rode on that elephant when i was a child, my cousin was one of her handlers.I have never forgotten the experience.

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