Kōrero: Shows and field days

The girl in the goldfish bowl (2 o 3)

The girl in the goldfish bowl

Displays of freaks first appeared at world’s fairs and then spread to country shows in New Zealand in the early 1900s. The ‘six-inch high’ girl was said to have appeared first at the 1934 Chicago World’s Fair before touring agricultural shows in New Zealand, probably in 1935.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: Eph-A-CABOT-Variety-1930s-01

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Jock Phillips, 'Shows and field days - Shows as entertainment', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/ephemera/16784/the-girl-in-the-goldfish-bowl (accessed 21 January 2022)

He kōrero nā Jock Phillips, i tāngia i te 24 Nov 2008