Elephants at museum locations in Australia

4 museum locations has kept elephants in Australia
There is presently 0 (0,0) living elephants in museum locations in Australia (in this database)

Region: Australia is in this database included in australiaOther regions
Location holdings:

4 museum locations has kept 0 elephants in Australia

(Database tables with collection of elephants further down on the page)

Elephants in museum locations0 (0,0) living0 (0,0) dead
Sex ratio and
Management:
 Male  0 / 0  0%
 Female  0 / 0  0%
 Free contact  0 / 0  0%
 Protected contact  0 / 0  0%
 No contact  0 / 0  0%
 Unknown contact  0 / 0  0%
 wild  0 / 0  0%

The first importation of elephants into Australia appears to be in late 1851 when a male and female elephant from Dacca, India were shipped from Calcutta on board the ship Golden Saxon. She came into port at Hobart. The male elephant was sold at auction, and was exhibited around various hotels in Hobart before he was shipped to Melbourne, before ending up in Adelaide where he ended up pulling a plow. The elephant was named "Tommy" It appears he died around 1860, however I still have to confirm a definite death date on this animal.
Liz Clark

Theres a large selection of photos of elephants in Australia at State Library of New South Wales


Recommended Citation

Koehl, Dan, Facts about elephants in Australia. Elephant Encyclopedia, (2021) available online retrieved at https://www.elephant.se/country.php?name=Australia.
(archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources, among others


Internal relevant links

  • The elephant database startpage. Statistics
  • News about elephants in Australia (From the sister site Elephant News)


  • External relevant links

    NameElephant collectionTypePlaceDistrictProvinceStateRegion
    Macleay Museum
    Kept totally 0 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathsmuseumSydney
    (map)
    New South Wales
    South Australian Museum
    Kept totally 0 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathsmuseumAdelaide
    (map)
    South Australia
    Sydney Dental Hospital
    Kept totally 0 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathsmuseumSydney
    (map)
    New South Wales
    University of Newcastle
    Kept totally 0 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathsmuseumCallaghan
    (map)
    NSW



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