Our new online exhibition celebrates 50 years of Skippy the Bush Kangaroo with clips and compilations from the show, interviews with the cast, merchandise, music, advertisements, behind-the-scenes production materials and more.
Skippy the Bush Kangaroo is one of Australia's greatest cultural exports that became a worldwide phenomenon. At its height it was broadcast in 128 countries to an audience of over 300 million viewers.
Skippy is a part of our DNA. Just mentioning her name is likely to have you humming the theme song, one of the most recognisable TV tunes ever recorded.
The adventures of Skippy and ten-year-old Sonny (played by Garry Pankhurst) in Waratah National Park in Sydney unfolded over 3 series and 91 episodes (made from 1966–69 and broadcast 1968–70). A spin-off feature film, Skippy and the Intruders (1969), was released in December 1969.
'Golly, it's a flying saucer!'
This short compilation gives a taste of the kind of scrapes Sonny and Skippy got into: