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Bullen's [picture] : circus, Australia's largest circus and zoo
Bib ID 5078946
Format PicturePicture, OnlineOnline
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Printer (Perth : Shenton Printing Co.)
Description Perth : McShane & Pead, [between 1935 and 1955] 
1 poster : col. ill. ; 102 x 37 cm. 
Summary

Poster of artwork in colour lithography advertising circus and wild animal wrangling performances. One woman is wearing a green skirt with a whip in her right hand and is standing on two white horses with background of a flying trapeze and a ballancer. Underneath a joker is blowing a trumpet and a group of elephants are holding a globe by their trucks.

Biography/History

Bullen, Alfred Percival (1896-1974) and his wife Lilian EtheI (1894-1965), began with a pony and a few pairs of roller-skates, travelling around country shows. By 1922 the Bullens organized their own circus. In the 1930s it travelled in Queensland with a show that included its own brass band and a menagerie. In the mid-1930s the show drifted to Western Australia and built one of Australia's most exciting circuses of the postwar era. By 1955 the two-ringed circus had twenty-six acts of international class, its own mobile power plant, three diesel lighting plants, a schoolteacher, fifty-six vehicles and caravans, and eighty permanent staff who called Bullen "Pop". Their white Rolls-Royce led the procession of long, brightly-decorated caravans from town to town.

Notes

Caption title.

At top of title: Wangaratta, location central, see local papers: the flying Gregorys, Miss Angela, Katina troupe, Unside down revell, Fraspa Europe Rnato, Bullen Bros, the Mendez troupe, Captain Ghenda, Miss Olga, elephant act. Wed. Sep. 27 at 8pm.

Also available in an electronic version via the internet at: http://nla.gov.au/nla.pic-vn5078946

Subjects Bullen Bros Circus - Posters.  |  Mcshane & Pead (Perth, W.A.) - Poster.  |  Advertising - Circus - Australia - Posters.  |  Entertainers - Australia - Posters.  |  Circus posters - Australia.  |  Circus - Australia - Posters.  |  Posters, Australian.  |  Australia - Poster.
Other authors/contributors Bullen Bros Circus  |  Mcshane & Pead (Perth, W.A.)
Also Titled

Circus : Australia's largest circus and zoo

Wangaratta : location central, see local papers ... : Wed. Sep. 27 at 8pm

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