Taronga Zoo – Sydney

Five years before Sydney’s Taronga Zoo opened on 7 October 1916, plans were in full swing  to prepare the site and move animals from Moore Park to their new home in Ashton Park. (Sydney Morning Herald – 10 Nov 1911)

At its inauguration ceremony (SMH 15 October 1912)   the zoo park was named.  “It was to be called the Taronga, an aboriginal name which […] mean(s) “beautiful sea view”.

The opening date of 7 October 1916 was announced and special arrangements put in place to help publicise the zoo’s new location.

J Little’s photographs – A Visit to Sydney Zoo – albeit a little difficult to discern, give some feel of the zoo in operation in 1920.

The Queenslander : 14 February 1920.