A colour slide showing a large tent. A trailer outside the tent reads ‘Bullen’s Circus’. Horses and people can be seen including a boy looking at the camera. Recorded by the photographer as ‘Bullen’s circus tent’. "Tauranga's young-in-heart were given a rare treat in December when Bullen brothers' circus paid a two-day visit to the Domain. The programme of fast-moving acts presented the cream of the world's big-top performers and there was certainly something for everyone from the thrilling wire rope and trapeze acts to the grace of perfectly trained horses and the comedy of the clowns.' Tauranga Photo News, 2 February 1963.
The Tauranga Heritage Collection has more than 2000 photographic slides taken by Robert Gale. Robert and his family moved to Tauranga in the early 1960s and he taught at Merivale School until retirement. Robert was a member of the Tauranga Photographic Society for many years. We ask that you publish an acknowledgement, or 'attribution', to Robert Gale when using this image.
08 Dec 1962
Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
50mm (width), 50mm (height)
Gifted by the Gale family and Alf Rendell