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These two are acrobats or clowns photographed in Moonta South Australia, circa 1880.  Mark St Leon, author of Circus, The Australian Story believes these two fellows could be William Hayes and Harry Benham (real name Gilmore, sometimes known as “Merry Benhamo”), who came to Australia from London about 1878 to join Burton’s Circus. The pair soon broke their contract and went off on their own as the English Circus and visited South Australia in 1880-81 before proceeding to Western Australia.

Moonta Acrobats

These two are acrobats or clowns photographed in Moonta South Australia, circa 1880. Mark St Leon, author of Circus, The Australian Story believes these two fellows could be William Hayes and Harry Benham (real name Gilmore, sometimes known as “Merry Benhamo”), who came to Australia from London about 1878 to join Burton’s Circus. The pair soon broke their contract and went off on their own as the English Circus and visited South Australia in 1880-81 before proceeding to Western Australia.

Movie Posters:Miscellaneous, Barnum and Bailey (Strobridge, 1897). Circus Poster (30" X 40").....

Movie Posters:Miscellaneous, Barnum and Bailey (Strobridge, 1897). Circus Poster (30" X 40").....

Movie Posters:Miscellaneous, Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey (Strobridge, 1939).Circus Poster (28" X 42").. ...

Movie Posters:Miscellaneous, Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey (Strobridge, 1939).Circus Poster (28" X 42").. ...

Vintage circus posters - in pictures

Vintage circus posters - in pictures

Movie Posters:Miscellaneous, Circus Poster (Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey, 1945). EightSheet (79.5" X 117.5"). Miscellaneous.. ...

Movie Posters:Miscellaneous, Circus Poster (Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey, 1945). EightSheet (79.5" X 117.5"). Miscellaneous.. ...