Event Ashton's Royal Olympic Circus
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Venue Northumberland Hotel, West Maitland, NSW
First Date 24 December 1853
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere No
Description Circus opens on the 24 and continues over the Christmas holidays (dates unspecified). Performances change nightly. Tonight: "Ben Bolt (by Mr Hingler on Busephalus); double act of equestrianism "The Fairy Flight (Mr Ashton and Miss Irwin); Clown in the Ring; or, The Grimaldi of Modern Days" (Mr How); "Jumpers of Antwerp" (Mungo Mungo and Alcamy - Indigenous performers); "The Pride of the Valley" (Miss Irwin on Shamrock) the pony Daniel O'Connell who will jump through fire balloons and hoops; and, "The Roman and his Pupils" (Mr Ashton will carry Miss Ashton and Mungo Mungo singly and together).
Description Source Other
Primary Genre Other
Secondary Genre Circus
Equestrianism
Contributors
Name Function Notes
Mr How Clown
E Faning Conductor Leader of the orchestra
Alcamy Alcamy Equestrian Indigenous performer
W Hingler Equestrian
Isabella Irwin Equestrian
Mungo Mungo Equestrian Indigenous performer
James Ashton Tour Manager Equestrian
Works
Data Source
Source Description
Mapping Hunter Project
Newspaper The Maitland Mercury (21/12/1853)
Event Identifier 87928