close this bookLiving in Commerce Street Frankton in the 1930s : an urban experience
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An important event in Hamilton was Worth's Circus coming from Australia. The animals came from Australia by boat and arrived in Auckland. The animals arrived in Hamilton by train at the Frankton Station. They were then taken to the circus site which was located where the Founders Theatre is now which was then a park. Some animals were in cages pulled by the Elephants, some were in trucks as they travelled up Commerce Street and then down Norton Road. People rode on the horses that were in the show. Schools visited the circus animals during feeding time. They would attend the circus performance at night, she enjoyed the trapeze artists.