TAGGED: Bobo the Clown
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Watch clips from three of the annual Christmas pantomimes produced for TV in the 1960s by NWS9 in Adelaide.

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This clip from Hal Turner's home movies includes footage of him performing as Bobo the Clown with his daughter Gail as Lenny the Lion.

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The NFSA has acquired costumes, scrapbooks and other memorabilia recording the career of Hal Turner, who played one of the first recognisable children's characters on Australian television.

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As Bobo's popularity grew, a range of merchandise was created including Bobo-branded cordial in lemon and lime flavours.

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Bobo the Clown costume worn by Hal Turner during the first half of the 1960s.

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In this filmed oral history from 2000, Rex Heading recalls working with Hal Turner's Bobo the Clown at NWS9 and creating Humphrey B Bear when Turner left the station to star in his own show on riva

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Bobo the Clown with a group of Aboriginal men holding spears, boomerangs and a woomera.

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Slippers worn by Hal Turner when performing as Bobo the Clown in Adelaide in the early 1960s.

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By the mid 1960s Bobo’s popularity was at its peak. Turner was frequently mobbed by large crowds at public appearances.