Situated in Mosman, on the north shore of Sydney, Taronga Park Zoo was officially opened on 7 October 1916.
Located within a forgotten travelogue, Tasmania the Wonderland (1935), this recently digitised footage represents the preservation of the last-known surviving moving images of the now exti
The NFSA has digitised in 4K a 21-second newsreel clip from 1935 featuring the last-known images of the extinct thylacine.
Kangaroos are hunted in the bush to be collected for museums and zoos. A kangaroo hide is presented to the camera. Kangaroos hop into a fenced enclosure and are trapped there.
George (George Wallace), Henry (John Dobbie) and their dog Aloysius are trapped in the haunted house, the lair of master criminal Dr Sunderman.
George (George Wallace) has to display the prize new gorilla to the zoo’s best patron, Mr Inchcape (Harold Meade), but the animal is sick, so George’s mate Henry (John Dobbie) dresses in a gorilla
George (George Wallace) leaps into song in the courtyard of Mrs McAllister’s dog kennel (and boarding house). Jean McAllister (Lois Green) whips off her skirt to join him, dancing in hotpants.