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Day at the Zoo

A mother takes her two children for a day's outing to Sydney's Taronga Park Zoo.
Series : Junior Social Studies Series | Year : 1956 | Total Duration : 10 Minutes | Producer : Eric Thompson
Director : Malcolm Otton |
Australian flag flying , HAS Taronga Zoo, Harbour in background. Men throwing feed to zebras. Keeper brushing elephant. Gardener at work. Women making sandwiches. View across zoo to harbour and city. Families getting off ferry includes Mrs Lane and twins, Janet and Michael. Walking up from wharf to Zoo entrance an through cashier. Visiting koalas, families watching. CU's koalas including baby on mother's back. People look through fence to kangaroos. VS kangaroos. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 47399 | 3 mins 25 secs | 1950s | Taronga Zoo, Sydney, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
VS giraffes plus baby. Emus. Angora rabbits, small girl holds rabbit, small boy with baby wallaby. Woman holding chimpanzee wearing clothes. VS hippopotamus. Family enjoy picnic of fruit. VS spider monkeys. VS polar bears including swimming. Looking down to lions. Keeper feeding lions raw meat from wheelbarrow. Keeper feeding seals. Children having a ride on elephant. People leave zoo and depart on ferry. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 141387 | 5 mins 52 secs | 1950s | Taronga Zoo, Sydney, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |