Australasian Zoo & Circus Animals Historical Journal: 'Princess Alice' The Lady of Wonderland City

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WEDDING IN A THEATRE. ORIENTAL COSTUMES AND AN ELEPHANT. Sydney, February 17.

18 February 1907, The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1889 - 1931), page 5

…- The Advertiser 18 February 1907 In June 1907 Alice arrived by boat in Cairns as part of Wonderland City's travelling entertainment in the state of Queensland. The arrival at Cairns of the Innamincka , a crowd had gathered there, had hoped for some entertainment, when Alice's trunk came in close proximity to a passenger's hat. ARRIVAL AT CAIRNS The news of the arrival of the show, kept a number of people, and especially the juveniles, on the qui vive all yesterday morning, and when tho vessel drew up alongside the wharf, despite the rain, there was a large crowd to meet it. The sight of…

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WONDERLAND CITY.

25 May 1908, The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), page 3

…- Sydney Morning Herald 25 May 1908 In the reading the history of the Wonderland City venture, there was a notation, that by March of 1908 William Anderson, the owner, was running into financial trouble. By 1911 Wonderland City and all its attractions were shut down for good. Alice, however, by November of 1908 was back to her previous life as a circus elephant, when she was purchased by George and Philip Wirth of Melbourne based Wirth's Circus, and was later renamed 'Princess' Alice . "......the performing elephant 'Alice' who goes through a number of remarkable tricks. She ends by abruptly by apparently lying and standing on…