Taronga

Australia, 1959

Film
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Taronga, which is an aboriginal name for beautiful view, is the home of the extensive collection of animals and birds of the Zoological Trust on the North Shore of Sydney Harbour. The film follows a party of children on their tour of the grounds and shows koalas, emus, kangaroos and Australian birds as well as the larger animals from overseas. Amusements available to the children include being allowed to hold and feed baby animals in the nursery and to go for rides on elephants and miniature trains.

Credits

production company

Taronga Zoological Park Trust

Duration

00:18:20:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1959

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

29234

Language

English

Subject categories

Animals & Wildlife → Animals - Infancy

Animals & Wildlife → Elephants

Animals & Wildlife → Emus

Animals & Wildlife → Kangaroos

Animals & Wildlife → Koala

Animals & Wildlife → Marsupialia

Animals & Wildlife → Taronga Zoo (Sydney, N.S.W.))

Animals & Wildlife → Zoo animals

Animals & Wildlife → Zoology - Australia

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Natural history

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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