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Bullens circus
Bib ID 7755310
Format PicturePicture [still image, text, sheet]
Description [Australia] : Bullen Bros Circus, [probably between 1930 and 1960] 
1 poster : colour ; 76 x 34.2 cm 
Summary

Poster promoting the circus. Features an illustration of various circus acts, with title only. Lettering probably opriginally reds, now orange.

Biography/History

Alfred Percival Bullen (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.

Vivian James Carter Collection.

National Library of Australia's copy faded. Backed with tissue

Subjects Bullen Bros. -- Posters.  |  Circus -- Australia -- Posters.  |  Circus animals -- Australia -- Posters.  |  Circus posters -- Australia.  |  Clowns -- Australia -- Posters.  |  Advertising -- Circus -- Australia -- Posters.  |  Amusements -- Australia -- Posters.  |  Posters, Australian.  |  Australia -- Posters.  |  Australian
Other authors/contributors Bullen Bros., issuing body

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