Wildlife Park remembers 50 years since Skippy pilot

 

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Tomorrow Featherdale Wildlife Park in Doonside, NSW, will celebrate 50 years since the pilot was filmed for Skippy The Bush Kangaroo.

Actor Tony Bonner, who played Flight Ranger Jerry King, will be on hand to speak to guests and will be given the “Keys to the Park.”

The event will also pay tribute to the Park’s founders, Bruce and Margaret Kubbere who began the Park in 1972.

Airing originally on Nine from 1968 – 1970, at its height Skippy was watched by 300 million viewers around the world -it still screens on Nine today.

Skippy’s Ranger Headquarters, which featured in the series, was based at Waratah Park in Duffy’s Forest. Bonner famously lost a legal case for residuals after the show went on to replays and DVD sales.

Featherdale Wildlife Park.
10.30am – 12noon Wednesday June 8
217 – 229 Kildare Road, Doonside
Drover’s Hut
Please register at the front entrance

7 Comments:

  1. As I recall featherdale also supplied animals for A Country practice. Time for the ABC to broadcast Skippy Australia’s First Superstar again. Any excuse

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