Perry Brothers Circus

Perry Bros Circus

Circus. Toured New Zealand for the first time in 1928, featuring artistes La Belle Marie, the Delevante Sisters (whirling dental artists), Le Henri (horseman), the 3 Dolly Vardons and Alberto, the wizard on the wire; La Belle Vera (butterfly dance on horseback), the Ishmailia Arabs, whirlwind tumblers of the Sahara; Lizzie Mackay (bareback rider); Klento (comedian); La Belle Maisie (trapeze artist), Mundoon (comedian), Master James (balancer), Daphne and Dorrie (juvenile contortionists); clowns Georgo, Ollo and Bobo. Ponies Lone Star, Dempsey, Firpo, Bessie, Commodore. Jumbo the elephant (see Eph-B-CABOT-Scrapbook-vol-21, page [7]). Returned in 1938 and early 1939, using special trains. Also toured in 1940 and 1946. (See letter from Jim Fogarty at AT 13/19, 18 December 2000). A 1940 programme lists performers: the Flying Dunbars, the Jingling Jumpers, the Cooreen Troupe (acrobats), Bonita trick pony, Miss Phyllis (bareback rider), Togo (horse), Miss La La Selbinie (contortionist), Freddie (clown), Henry Arco Troupe (balancers), Mulldoon (clown), Miss Doreen (trapeze), Alva Zalva and Alva (somersaulters), Capt Wizard wild animal trainer, Ridiculous Gordon (cycling comedian), James Perry (bounding jockey), The Moore Sisters (lady acrobats), Comadore (see-saw pony), Tex McLeod (rope artist), Oscar Orloff (Russian rider), W J Martin (juggler), James Perry and his performing elephants.

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Date: 1939 - 1941 From: Cabot, Charles Henry, 1890-1978: [Collection of ephemera, posters and programmes. 1900-1976] Ref: Eph-C-CABOT-Circus-Perry Description: Includes: 1939?: Perry Bros Ltd (Circus) :Coming by special trains, Perry Bros. Ltd. grand centenary circus & zoo of 18 cages of wild animals; easily and obv...
Date: 1939 From: Cabot, Charles Henry, 1890-1978: [Collection of ephemera, posters and programmes. 1900-1976] By: Geo Deslandes Ltd; Cabot, Charles Henry, 1890-1978; Cabot, Beatrice Eliza, 1894-1981 Ref: Eph-C-CABOT-Circus-Perry-1939-01 Description: An arrangement of text. The circus used special trains in New Zealand in late 1938 and for this reason this poster is dated as early 1939. Inscriptions: Rec...
Date: [ca 1912-1975] By: Cabot, Charles Henry, 1890-1978 Ref: 82-215 Description: Contains itineraries for circuses and shows 1912-1975, correspondence 1928-1975, and 16 autograph books. Also includes newspaper cuttings, especially death n...
Date: 1940 From: Cabot, Charles Henry, 1890-1978: [Collection of ephemera, posters and programmes. 1900-1976] Ref: Eph-A-CABOT-Circus-Perry-1940-01 Description: A programme for the circus which toured New Zealand in 1940. One page gives the history of the circus and of James Perry who was born 68 years previously (ie...
Date: 1938 - 1969 - 1939 - 1971 From: Cabot, Charles Henry, 1890-1978: [Collection of ephemera, posters and programmes. 1900-1976] Ref: Eph-B-CABOT-Scrapbooks-31 Description: Includes clippings about: Sole Bros Circus 1969-1971; and Perry Bros undated (around 1938-1939) Photocopy available. Quantity: 1 album(s) Album(s). Physic...
Perry Bros' huge circus & zoo. Coming by special steamer for a short season, commencing Fri[day] Feb[ruary] 1st [1929]. J J Miller Ptg Co Pty Ltd, Melb[ourne. Printed 1928 or earlier].
Date: 1928 - 1929 From: Cabot, Charles Henry, 1890-1978: [Collection of ephemera, posters and programmes. 1900-1976] By: J J Miller Printing Company Ref: Eph-E-CABOT-Circus-Perry-1928-02 Description: An arrangement of illustrations including a line illustration of a circus ring (partly obscured by overpasted sign), a photograph of men standing with an adu...
Perry Bros new circus and zoo; a revelation in the amusement world! Coming by special steamer for a short season, commencing Fri[day] Feb[ruary] 1st [1929]. 1928 season. J J Miller Ptg Co Pty Ltd, Melb[ourne].
Date: 1928 - 1929 From: Cabot, Charles Henry, 1890-1978: [Collection of ephemera, posters and programmes. 1900-1976] By: J J Miller Printing Company; Cabot, Charles Henry, 1890-1978; Cabot, Beatrice Eliza, 1894-1981 Ref: Eph-E-CABOT-Circus-Perry-1928-01 Description: An arrangement of text listing: The Flying Lorenzs (the most sensational flying trapeze act ever witnessed in Australia, featuring Daphne Lorenz); Capt Monza...
Elephant from Perry Brothers circus pushing railway wagons at Reefton railway station
Date: [ca 13 Feb 1939] From: Junge, Norman Earl, 1916-1989 :Negatives and photographs of Reefton and Inangahua districts Ref: PAColl-3135-1-002 Description: Elephant from Perry Brothers circus pushing railway wagons weighing approximately 85 tons at Reefton railway station. Photograph taken circa 13 February 1939...