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Wirth's Circus special. Beginning as a performing family troupe in 1882 they morphed into something extraordinary and travelled the world. Eventually, they set up shop on St Kilda Road close to Princes Bridge but not after a strong rival with the FitzGerald Bros Circus.

Playlist for Mystifying Melbourne – 13 August 2021
  • Se dire adieuDebout Sur Le Zinc
  • CarouselCircus contraption
  • Beat CircusThe Mack
  • Ringling Bros. Grand EntrySouth Shore Concert band, Richard Whitmarsh
  • Over the WavesSounds of the circus
  • War March of the PriestsFelix Mendelssohn
  • Feud: Bette and Joan - Main titlesMac Quayle
  • You Don't Own MeLesley Gore
  • Under the big top- Wirths CircusNational sound and film archive of Australia
  • El Valsecito de Don SerafínPaté de Fuá
  • 17 HippiesMarlène
  • Circus Life with Wirth’s (c. 1950)Marjory Green interviews Harry Moreni - New Zealand radio program
  • Le cirque, the circus: fanfareCharlie Chaplin
  • Big Top Suite, part 2: ClownsBeast Circus
  • Le CirqueCanailles
  • Paradise CircusMassive Attack
  • Hurts like hellFleurie
  • Future Me Hates Me - liveThe Beths
  • Winds lamentMolly Lewis
  • Oceanic FeelingMolly Lewis
  • Cardigan SongKikagaku Moyo

About this program

A penchant for the weird and mysterious? Spooky and unusual? Tune in to Mystifying Melbourne, a show dedicated to exploring the more quirky and oft-overlooked aspects of Melbourne/VIC.