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Fun and Theme Parks and Zoo
              #487- White City - Scenic Railway in construction    
Paddington amusement park designed as a white city with mountains of snow. It had Australia's biggest scenic railway and merry-go-round and closed in 1916. The White City Stadium, located at the White City Tennis Club, was built on the site in 1922.
              #120- Taronga Zoo
The first public zoo in NSW officially opened in Sydney in 1884 on a site known as Billy Goat Swamp in Moore Park, now known as Kippax Lake.  The zoo was operated by the Zoological Society of NSW which was founded in March 1879.   This is the location of this postcard.  The first elephants arrived in 1883 and a few months later arrangements were made for public rides.  Elephant rides were stopped sometime in the late 1970's. Opposite Kippax Lake today stands the Sydney Football Stadium. Albert Sherbourne Le Souef,  the elected Secretary of the zoo, visited  Germany in 1908.  He returned with a vision for a new Sydney zoo, based on the bar-less exhibits of Hamburg Zoo. The Zoo's site at Moore Park had become too small and was not suited to the new vision. A new site for the zoo was sought and on April 24th, 1912 the NSW Government granted 43 acres of land north of the harbour which were part of Ashton Park. Another 9 acres were granted four years later
              #176- Zoological Gardens (old venue)