Showies and Sideshow Alley – Sydney Stories with Warren Fahey

Title:
Showies and Sideshow Alley – Sydney Stories with Warren Fahey
Year:
2021
Courtesy:
Warren Fahey
Category:
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This episode of Sydney Stories with Warren Fahey takes a look at the Sydney Show – where the country comes to town – and especially the curios of Sideshow Alley.

Sydney abounds with curious history. Some stories are known but many have disappeared over time.

Cultural historian and storyteller Warren Fahey has created a dozen video stories of the city's past; each offers a unique slice of Sydney’s hidden history.

Sydney Stories with Warren Fahey features footage from the collection of the NFSA.

It was created with assistance from the City of Sydney Creative Fellowships Fund and support of The Vine Foundation.

The grants were under the auspice of the Folk Federation of New South Wales.

Content warnings: this clip features images of animals in circuses and language used to describe sideshow performers that some viewers may find offensive.