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Negative - Bill Boyd boxing with his pet kangaroo, Kanga Joe, Nandaly, Bimbourie, Victoria, 1923 Image Reg. No: MM 002277

Summary:
Bill Boyd writes of this iconic Australian image of a boxing kangaroo: 'Joe, as we called him, could box quite well and quite enjoyed it. He could throw his head well back and dodge. If he was boxing with a stranger, he could spring off his tail and rip his strides from the hip to the heel.'

Weston Bate, 1989, "Having a Go! Bill Boyd's Mallee", Museum Victoria, Melbourne.
Description Of Content:
Bill Boyd boxing with his pet kangaroo, Kanga Joe. (see also MM 002278).
Acquisition Information:
Copied from Mr William (Bill) Boyd, 1985
Acknowledgement:
The Biggest Family Album of Australia, Museum Victoria
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: australian native animals, boxing, domestic animals, games, kangaroos, pets, sport
Themes this item is part of: Childhood & Youth Collection, Images & Image Making Collection, Leisure Collection, Bill Boyd Photographic Collection, The Biggest Family Album in Australia Collection
Primary Classification: DOMESTIC LIFE
Secondary Classification: Pets & Pet Care
Tertiary Classification: kangaroos
People Depicted: Boyd, William (Bill)
Organisations Depicted: Kanga Joe
Format: Negative: Black & White; 35 mm
Place & Date Depicted: Nandaly, Mallee, Victoria, Australia, 1923
Creator: Mr William (Bill) Boyd, 1923

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