The Wizard of the Wire: The Story of Con Colleano
Biography of an Aboriginal acrobat, known as TThe Wizard of the Wire', who performed with circus troupes in Australia, Europe and the US from the 1920s to the 1950s. Illustrated with photographs and circus memorabilia, and also featuring a glossary of circus slang and bibliography. The author, a member of a well-known circus family, has also written TSpangles and Sawdust: The circus in Australia'.
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'Walking the wire of prejudice': the Flying Fruit Fly Circus's ...
In The Wizard of the Wire: the story of Con Colleano, St Leon deals in a factual way with Colleano's Aboriginality. He gives the family's genealogy, ...
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As the Circus world knows, Con Colleano, the legendary wire-walker was an Australian of Aboriginal descent. I first learned he was Australian from Geoff ...
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Reimagining Aboriginality in the Circus Space
Reimagining Aboriginality in the Circus Space. Wendy Holland. This paper explores the politics of Australian Aboriginal identity as mediated ...
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