Database of early colonial acts in Australia

This is a listing of acts presented in colonial circus during the formative era, December 1847  to October 1850.

The Penny Gaff is working to extend this database up to and including December 1856, the end of the amphitheatre/fixed location era.

Use the filters provided to narrow down your search to a date, location or show of particular interest. Consult the pdf at the bottom of the page for further information about this unique database.

If you have any corrections or additions to suggest, drop a line to the Penny Gaff by way of our Forum.

Artists

wdt_ID TITLE DAY MONTH YEAR VENUE LOCATION
1 Billy Button's Ride to Brentford 27 Dec 1847 Rad Lau
2 Drunken Hussar, The 27 Dec 1847 Rad Lau
3 Sailor's Return, The 5 Jan 1848 Rad Lau
4 Shaw, The Life Guardsman [Waterloo; or, The Life & Death of] 5 Jan 1848 Rad Lau
5 Larry O'Gaff 5 Jan 1848 Rad Lau
6 Sir Roger de Coverly; or, The Flitch of Bacon 5 Jan 1848 Rad Lau
7 Terrific Combat on Horseback & Foot 5 Jan 1848 Rad Lau
8 Hornpipe, Double 5 Jan 1848 Rad Lau
9 Grecian Statues, The 5 Jan 1848 Rad Lau
10 Life in London 5 Jan 1848 Rad Lau
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