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Guneshar, the bucking elephant.

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NZG-19020531-1089-5

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New Zealand Graphic New Zealand Graphic
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Date
31 May 1902

Date Period
1900-1909

Subjects
Elephants, Wirth Brothers, CircusesElephantsWirth BrothersCircuses
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Taken from the NZ Graphic, 31 May 1902, p1089

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Guneshar, the bucking elephant. Owned by Wirth's Circus she was their first elephant and purchased in Rangoon, Burma from a Scottish timber merchant named MacKenzie. Around 1906 the elephant died from eating super-phosphate in Western Australia.