Mosman Voices - oral histories online

Taronga Zoo

  • Betty Alexander - interviewed by Brian Leckey, 6 February 1992
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    Betty Alexander. …the war had finished. During that time, you got mixed up with charities. You were always doing something for somebody, but it was a very awful time…
  • Brian Woolley - interviewed by Sandra Blamey, 16 May 2001
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    Brian Woolley. I suppose we used to go to the Zoo, and we had rides on the elephants. They had big things on the top of them and you walked up on the elephant and yo…
  • Dr and Mrs Dwyer - interviewed by Eve Klein, 30 November 2000
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    Dr. Dwyer. I was born in Mosman in Simpson Street, near Whiting Beach Road. at the bottom end of the Zoo. My recall was, as a young boy – a young fellow just getting…
  • Jean Hill - interviewed by Rosemary Christmas, 14 April 2003
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    Rosemary Christmas. Would you drive into the city? Jean Hill. No, we went by the Zoo ferry, which I’m very fond of actually having travelled on it for years. My fa…
  • Patricia Ann Rae Dale - interviewed by Susan Kelly, 14 October 2002
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    Patricia Dale. We spent a great deal of time in the bush being right opposite the Zoo . My elder brothers tell stories about how they used to climb over the Zoo wall…
  • Patricia Ann Rae Dale - interviewed by Susan Kelly, 14 October 2002
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    Susan Kelly. You mentioned delivery of goods by horse and cart. Patricia Dale. Oh yes I remember that vividly. The bread and of course milk came with a horse and…