TAGGED: Wirth's Circus
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Film curator Tara Marynowsky looks at a preserved collection of 16mm home movies of Wirth's Circus and the family that ran it.

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This collection celebrates Australia's rich history of circus and carnival performers.

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This 8mm footage of Wirth's Circus was shot by unknown American tourists who filmed in Australia and New Zealand in the 1950s.

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The film begins with Wirth's famous circus elephants being dressed in their costume rugs. This is followed by a menagerie of animals: horses, ponies, zebras, more elephants and a caged lion.

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Wirth's Circus arrives at Geelong and prepares for a performance.

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8mm movie by unknown American tourists who filmed in Australia and New Zealand in the 1950s. The footage features Wirth’s Circus.