Australian-born and world famous tightrope circus artist Con Colleano (Cornelius Sullivan, 1899 –1973) features in this home movie of informal Ringling Bros and Barnum and Bailey Combined Circus 'b
Home movie footage of the Wirth family at work and play. Performers and family members in costume perform routines for the camera.
Dressed in Spanish matador costume with flowing crimson and white cape, Con Colleano commences his elaborate Spanish-flavoured circus routine.
This short film by Isobel Knowles was originally made for the Melbourne Women's Circus and later adapted for the Amazing Rolling Picture Show in Sydney where it was shown on a screen attached to a
Juggler and tightrope walker Elimar Clemens Buschmann performs his famous tennis-racket trick, hat tricks and juggling routines with clubs, balls and rings.
This excerpt from the ABC program A Big Country traces the very start of Alberto's Circus and Zoo back to the late 1800s when the Perry family swapped their western Queensland pub for a bu
This excerpt from the ABC program A Big Country covers the Tasmanian leg of Alberto's Circus' travels across Australia.
This item from GMV6 News 1989 records the 10th anniversary performance of the Flying Fruit Fly Circus and outlines its future funding concerns.
This collection celebrates Australia's rich history of circus and carnival performers.
This silent newsreel clip shows Princess Alice, the most beloved and famous elephant of Wirth's Circus. It's unclear whether the truck has broken down or if Alice in unable to climb back on board.