Maffra and District Historical Society

M&DHS operates the Maffra Sugar Beet Museum, part of the Local History Collection at the Maffra Library, and a Dairy Museum at the Robotic Dairy at Winnindoo.

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Location: Victoria, Australia

Monday, November 29, 2010

More Elephants

Wirths Elephants in Maffra

We have been out trying to show the Wirths Circus elephants in their original context. It's a bit hard to do, as we think the original photographer was working with a wide-angle lens. I mean, how else do you photograph five elephants in a row?

Spencer tells us the circus used to arrive on its own special train. In this case, the elephants will have got off the train, headed down the road and hung a rightie to go past the factory. Where they were photographed.

If you drop over to the flickr page for this photo, you can see links in the ABC Open project to other elephants. Including these ones in far north Queensland.


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