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Boxing Kangaroo Film, May - June 1895

Reference code: 178D12.2

Scope and Contents

Nitrate film by Robert Paul and Birt Acres, filmed on a small wooden stage, showing a brief scene of a boxing bout between a boy and a kangaroo and refereed by possibly the animal trainer or showman, who appears to the left of the pugilists.


  • Creation: May - June 1895


Conditions Governing Access

Only digitised files are available to view by appointment in the NFCA reading room. Nitrate originals are not available to view. Film viewing equipment must be booked in advance.

Conditions Governing Use

Copies may be supplied or produced at the discretion of National Fairground and Circus Archive, subject to copyright law and condition of the material.


1 Item(s)

Language of Materials

From the Fonds: English


Catalogued according to type

Physical Description

Original nitrate film, stored in BFI's specialist storage facility

Cultural context



Repository Details

Part of the National Fairground and Circus Archive Repository

The University of Sheffield
Western Bank
Sheffield South Yorkshire S10 2TN United Kingdom
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