Fancy having a lion, tiger, horse, goat, and monkeys living next door? Poor Mr Jarvis did. Read about 'Queensland's worst neighbour' at our John Oxley Library Blog: blogs.slq.qld.gov.au/jol/2010/02/05/queenslands-worst-nei...
That article is priceless!
I can confirm there are two lions in that photo. The lions were obtained from Melbourne zoo and integrated into the act. It was first performed in Brisbane in May 1903
Ref: THE "INNER LIFE" OF A MODERN CIRCUS. (1903, May 23). The Queenslander (Brisbane, Qld. : 1866 - 1939), p. 22 Supplement: Unknown. Retrieved March 16, 2015, from nla.gov.au/nla.news-article21645453
[https://www.flickr.com/photos/stormdanceart] Thank you for confirming where the lions came from. Great to read the article from the Queenslander about Wirth's Circus. We will add this detail to the image record. Thank you
You're welcome. Here's the blog post I wrote about it today.