Wirth Brothers Circus - request to bring crocodile and snakes on tour (1902)
On April 10 1902 the Wirth Brothers Circus sought permission to bring a crocodile and snakes into New Zealand. The group was touring New Zealand for 6 months. The request was handed over to the Department for Agriculture who granted permission for the crocodile to land but not for the snakes, even though they were non-venomous.
Archives New Zealand Reference: ACGO IA1 8333 1902/1100
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