Post Tagged with: "Melbourne Zoo"

Lion at large on Little Collins

Lion at large on Little Collins

February 10, 2022

Ask a librarian, Victorian history:

A lion wandering down Little Collins Street? Not something you see every day, but this is exactly the scene that Melburnians witnessed on the 11th of February 1911 after a magic trick did not go quite as planned.

The family that grew up with the Melbourne Zoo

The family that grew up with the Melbourne Zoo

October 5, 2020

Ask a librarian, Collection spotlights, Victorian history:

Learn how one family’s singular obsession with the natural world contributed to the Melbourne Zoo we know today

A tale of two lions

A tale of two lions

September 16, 2020

Ask a librarian, Our stories, Victorian history:

What do Melbourne’s first amusement park, a cafe and a court case have in common? The answer may not be what you think!