Australia in a motorhome | Angelic-Messages-For-You & Photography by Julia K Harwood
travel around Australia with us in our motor home Rosie, see the wonders of Australia, Enjoy the fun of travelling, get a feel for life on the road.
I interviewed Doug and Phyllis Ashton several times while researching and writing Zarconi's Magic Flying Fish. Warm, generous and great storytellers, many of their anecdotes about their lives as circus performers worked their way into my novel. Doug told me many stories about riding the Ashton family circus, Mother, when he was a boy. His stories of Mother helped me create the elephant character of Kali in the novel.
Australia has a long circus tradition. From 1848, circus was one of Australia's favourite forms of entertainment. Because of the great distances between towns, travelling circuses were one of the few forms of entertainment that reached every Australian.