A visit to the zoo: Beaumaris Zoo site

This is the site of the former Beaumaris Zoo, on the Queen’s Domain in Hobart. The zoo was first established as a private collection in a garden in Sandy Bay, that the owner, Mary Roberts, opened to the public. When she died in 1921, the zoo was gifted to the city, and moved to this…

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A visit to the live animal collection in Launceston’s City Park

The live animal collection in City Park started in 1881. Most of the animals, as noted below, apparently being donated, and others were the result of exchanges with similar establishments. The first article gives a list of the animals that were exhibited the year after it was was established. By the time of the┬ávisit in…

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