Database of Australian show routes

Database of Australian show routes

The Penny Gaff presents below a list of 10,000 days and dates that document the visits of circus and other travelling shows, mostly throughout Australasia, in the period 1833-1969.

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.

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wdt_ID Day Month Year Location Region Details Genre Origin Source
1 16 Dec 1833 Sydney NSW Croft, Mr, tightrope dancer, at Theatre Royal B 1 SMH
2 5 Mar 1835 Parramatta NSW Tightrope dancing & c., at Governor's Arms, Windsor Road B 1 SMH
3 9 Apr 1835 Sydney NSW Tonson, Monsieur, at Theatre Royal B 2 SMH
4 26 Jun 1837 Sydney NSW Quinn, Master, tightrope dancing, at Theatre Royal B 1 SMH
5 31 May 1841 Launceston TAS Courtier, Mr Powell, The Celebrated Necromancer & Fire King J 2 CCh
6 13 Aug 1841 Hobart TAS Galt, Mr, slack rope artist, at Royal Victoria Theatre B 2 M
7 13 Aug 1841 Sydney NSW Dalle Case, Signor, & Gymnastic Co, at Royal Victoria Theatre B 5 SMH
8 30 Aug 1841 Hobart TAS Courtier, Powell, Fire King & Necromancer, at Royal Victoria Theatre J 2 M
9 9 Nov 1841 Sydney NSW King, Mr, leaper, at Royal Victoria Theatre B 2 SMH
10 27 Dec 1841 Sydney NSW Dalle Case's entertainments, in Lower Saloon, Royal Hotel B 5 SMH
Day Month Year Location Region Details Genre Origin Source
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