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Feathers, fur and fun: share your Melbourne Zoo memories

PROV VPRS 8850/P1 Unit 48 C032 – Melbourne Zoo – Various Photographs

Do you have photographs or videos of your favourite moments at the Melbourne Zoo to contribute to an online exhibition? 

To celebrate Melbourne Zoo’s 150th anniversary this year, Public Record Office Victoria, Culture Victoria and the Melbourne Zoo are working together to create an online story which captures the changing face of the zoo over the years.

This online story, which will be published on the Culture Victoria website, will contain images and videos from the archives of Public Record Office Victoria, Melbourne Zoo, State Library Victoria and ACMI, as well as contributions from the Victorian public.

And this is where we need your help!

We are looking for contributions of your personal zoo photos or videos along with a brief accompanying story of your experience at that moment in time. Perhaps you have a video of yourself on the Melbourne Zoo carousel as a child; a photo of your grandmother riding Peggy the elephant at the zoo; or footage of your grandchild’s first visit to the zoo? We would love to hear from you and have your Melbourne Zoo memories added to the Culture Victoria online story.

If your memories are chosen to be part of the online story, you will receive a Public Record Office Victoria goody bag for your efforts. You can share your images and stories via our Facebook page or by email September 15, 2012.

2 comments on “Feathers, fur and fun: share your Melbourne Zoo memories

  1. julie mustard on said:

    my brother and i were talking about the time the elephant took off .He was one of the people on its back it happened about 50 yrs. ago can any body remember this?

  2. Genine Riley on said:

    It must have been Peggy or Betty as they were the two elephants giving rides in the 1940s to1960s after Queenie was retired in 1944. I would love to hear more about the story!

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