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Corporate entry Zoological Society of Victoria (1857 - 1861)

From
1857
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
To
1861
Functions
Association, Society or membership organisation and Veterinary or Animal Health Industries
Location
Melbourne, Victoria

Summary

The Zoological Society of Victoria was formed in 1857 for the purpose of establishing a zoo in Melbourne. A zoo was initially established in Richmond, on the bank of the Yarra River, before moving to its present site in Royal Park. In 1861 the Zoological Society of Victoria was succeeded by the Acclimatisation Society of Victoria.

Timeline

 1857 - 1861 Zoological Society of Victoria
       1861 - 1872 Acclimatisation Society of Victoria
             1872 - 1910 Zoological and Acclimatisation Society of Victoria
                   1910 - 1957 Royal Zoological and Acclimatision Society of Victoria

Published resources

Journal Articles

  • Gillbank, Linden, 'A Tale of Two Animals: Camel and Alpaca - Zoological Shaping of Mueller's Botanic Gardens', Victorian Historical Journal, vol. 67, no. 1, 1996, pp. 83-102. Details

Online Resources

Ailie Smith