Back on board again. Sepia Saturday this week is all about the end of the alphabetic series
Next come numbers which will be a change and one I hope to be able to use some of my old family photos for. Meanwhile I think I will go for a topic on zoos and see what I can dredge up. We didn't have a camera when I was a small child, so my photos may be few and far between.
I remember frequent visits to the Adelaide Zoo with my parents and also to the Koala Farm which was situated close by. In those days the zoo was very old-fashioned with small barred cages and unattractive areas for the animals. It is very different now. In fact I was unable to find any old photos of the zoo and its inhabitants on the internet. Strange!
This photo of me, taken when I was about 10 was taken at the old Koala Farm - a favourite place for birthday parties as there was a giant slippery dip, camel rides, koala cuddles, a snake pit, diving seals and a lot more.
This is the camel wagon taking visitors for a ride around the park
Other favourites were George the Orangutan, Percy the Chimpanzee and the beautiful Greater the Flamingo.
Quite amazing to see how the ladies dressed up to go to the zoo in those days.
And finally, my three kids enjoying a rare trip to the zoo in 1971. We had just come down from Darwin where they were all born, so a trip to the zoo was very much an occasion then.
Liz Needle - linking with Sepia Saturday.