Last Thursday my daughter and I took the grandkids to the zoo. I hadn’t been for about fifteen years so I was very pleasantly surprised by the changes and happy to see some familiar buildings and enclosures too.
The Adelaide Zoological Gardens was opened on 23 May 1883 by Sir William Robinson. Just lately I’ve been enjoying looking up Trove for information on historical places I have visited in Adelaide, South Australia, where I live. I love thinking about the history of the museum, the zoo, the state library, and the universities which were all places my ancestors would have been to and visiting them now and also sharing them with my grandchildren makes these experiences even more special to me. Josiah is only three but I talk to him about how Mummy went there when she was a little girl and so did Grandma and also Grandma Bette (my Mum).