The Circus Comes to Town

Historic Uki Village - Walking Tour

The Circus Comes to Town

Uki, New South Wales 2484, Australia

Created By: Uki and South Arm Historical Society


The Catholic Church once owned the paddock where Village &Co cafe now stands. When Gerald Parker donated the land where the current Catholic Church stands, funds from the sale of the paddock financed the church build. Bullocks and other cattle were kept in the paddock, close to the sale yards on the corner of Mitchell Street and Rowlands Creek Road.

The Circus

Circuses also used this paddock to pitch their tents when they came to Uki. Once when the circus truck broke down, circus folk walked some of the circus animals from Uki to Nimbin. The village children were excited to see the very unusual sight of an elephant strolling down the road.

Local farmers were most upset when the camels went past, as their horses went wild when they smelt the camels. In a panic, the horses broke down fences, injuring themselves as they plunged through the barbed wire.

This point of interest is part of the tour: Historic Uki Village - Walking Tour


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