The Bush Kangaroo from Waratah Park

'What's that, Skip? More than 50 years an icon?'.

The adventures of Sonny Hammond and Skippy the bush kangaroo in Waratah National Park in the late 1960s captured the country's imagination and showcased Australia to the world.

At its height, Skippy was screening in 128 countries to an audience of over 300 million people each week, extraordinary figures even by today's standards.

The actors who played Sonny (Garry Pankhurst), Head Ranger Matt Hammond (Ed Devereaux), Mark Hammond (Ken James), Clancy Merrick (Liza Goddard) and Flight Ranger Jerry King (Tony Bonner) were mobbed wherever they went.

This collection takes a fond look back at the original series of 91 episodes, made by Fauna Productions between 1966 and 1969, and spin-off movie Skippy and The Intruders (1969).

It features clips from the show and trailer for the movie, interviews with the cast, merchandise, music, parodies, advertisements, behind-the-scenes production materials and more.

For even more Skippy, visit our More Skippy curated collection and view the Skippy online exhibition.