Skippy the bush kangaroo

Just got round to watching a doco on Skippy I’d taped on my VCR last week. Love the theme music but it’s such an earworm! There were 91 episodes made from 1966-8. It was filmed by English blokes who appreciated the Aussie light and bush, so they did lots of wide vista shots. Sweden wouldn’t show it cause it would make their kids think animals could save the world!

Skippy was shot in Ku-ring-gai, which is now being redeveloped with high-density housing. I’ve visited Waratah National Park – it was set on 13 hectares with the Ranger’s office intact. You can’t go and visit it now cause it has closed down and the 140 kangaroos have been re-homed. The office might re-open someday.

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At Ranger Headquarters, Waratah Park. I'm third from the left.

The Ranger's office in Skippy.

The Ranger's office in Skippy.

Inside the office when I visited.

Inside the office when I visited.

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Pics from the series from Don Storey’s excellent Skippy site.

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