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Advert for the Royal Aquarium 866

Advert for the Royal Aquarium 866

Printer: Unknown

Medium: Lithograph

Date: 1888

Shelfmark: Evan.866

Item number: 866

Genre: Leaflet

'Ella Zuila' was the stage name of the most famous Australian public entertainer of the 1880s. Billed as a ‘Funambulist’, she performed death-defying acrobatic feats, entertaining audiences all over the world. Her act included carrying children across tightropes - sometimes blindfolded - and lifting men long distances on her back. Her career was ended by a terrible injury incurred riding a bicycle across a highwire in Dublin. Ella's real name has been lost to history.

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