Melbourne Zoological Gardens.

Also known as
Melbourne Zoological Gardens. (1857-1977)
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Conservation or Environment and Veterinary or Animal Health Industries
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The Melbourne Zoological Gardens were established at the Royal Park site in 1862, but had previously been located in Richmond, on the banks of the Yarra River. The development of a collection of exotic species began in the 1870s. Originally the animals were housed in old circus cages, followed by wooden houses, and later brick enclosures with cast iron bars. The modernisation of the Zoo began in the 1960s, with the old enclosures being replaced by larger, more open exhibits. The Zoo was granted royal charter in 1977.

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Land was set aside for zoological gardens at Royal Park, Melbourne in 1862. From 1871, the gardens were referred to as the Zoological and Acclimatisation Society's Gardens, and from 1910 as the Gardens of The Royal Zoological and Acclimatisation Society of Victoria. Generally known as the Melbourne Zoological Gardens after the establishment of the Zoological Board of Victoria in 1936, they became the Royal Melbourne Zoological Gardens in 1977. Publications about these bodies are entered under the name used at the time of publication.

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  1. Report of the Board of the Melbourne Zoological Gardens for the year ended ..
    Zoological Board of Victoria
    [ Periodical : 1900-1976 ]
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  2. Melbourne Zoological Gardens
    Melbourne Zoological Gardens
    [ Book : 1900 ]
    At State Library of VIC
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  3. Annual report : Melbourne Zoological Gardens / Zoological Board of Victoria
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    [ Article : 1900-1970 ]
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  4. Pictorial souvenir of the Melbourne Zoo, Royal Park, Parkville, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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  5. Welcome to the zoo : open every day of the year / The Zoological Gardens
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  6. Official guide to the gardens of the Royal Zoological and Acclimatisation Society of Victoria / by W.H. Dudley Le Souef
    Melbourne Zoological Gardens
    [ Book : 1922 ]
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  7. Melbourne Zoo lowland gorilla
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  1. Report of the Board of the Melbourne Zoological Gardens for the year ended ..
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    [ Periodical : 1900-1976 ]
    At 5 libraries
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  2. Melbourne Zoological Gardens
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    [ Book : 1900 ]
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  3. Evolution of a zoo : a history of the Melbourne Zoological Gardens, 1857-1900 / Catherine de Courcy
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  4. Annual report : Melbourne Zoological Gardens / Zoological Board of Victoria
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    [ Article : 1900-1970 ]
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  5. Pictorial souvenir of the Melbourne Zoo, Royal Park, Parkville, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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  6. Welcome to the zoo : open every day of the year / The Zoological Gardens
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    [ Map : 1950-1959 ]
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  7. Official guide to the gardens of the Royal Zoological and Acclimatisation Society of Victoria / by W.H. Dudley Le Souef
    Melbourne Zoological Gardens
    [ Book : 1922 ]
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  8. Queenie : one elephant's story / by Corinne Fenton ; illustrated by Peter Gouldthorpe
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    [ Book : 2006-2013 ]
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  9. Report on his investigation in relation to the Zoological Gardens, Melbourne / by E.J.L. Hallstrom
    Hallstrom, E. J. L
    [ Book : 1949 ]
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  10. Plan of the Zoological Gardens / designed by Miss C.M. Beavis
    Zoological Board of Victoria
    [ Map : 1950-1959 ]
    At State Library of VIC
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