When television station SAS10 launched in Adelaide on 26 July 1965, the first program broadcast was The Bobo Show starring Charles ‘Hal’ Turner as Bobo the Clown.
Hal Turner's daughter Gayle recently donated to the NFSA a large collection including Bobo costumes, scapbooks and memorabilia.
Gayle performed alongside her father as Lenny the Lion and Lenny's costume is also part of the donation.
The collection includes Bobo merchandise from the mid-1960s, when Bobo's young fans could join The Bobo Club, purchase Bobo dolls and drink Bobo cordial. Turner was frequently mobbed by children when he made public appearances in his clown costume.
Relive - or discover - the popularity of Bobo in our new curated collection.