Thursday 27th February 2003
Since 1994, the Sisters have been organising Zoo Walks during the Mardi Gras season for local and interstate visitors. The Walks begin by meeting at Circular Quay, loading our troupe onto the ferry and setting off across beautiful Sydney Harbour to Taronga Park Zoo.
On arrival, we are met by Zoo Keepers and Volunteers who escort us around for a fascinating tour of particularly interesting Australian fauna, with their intelligent and informative discourses often interrupted by the Sisters reading poems to the animals and sharing old recipes pertinent to the species being viewed at the time!
The Sisters of the Order of Perpetual Indulgence wish to sincerely thank the Staff and Board of the Taronga Park Zoo for their support on these walks.
Gathering at Circular Quay, Sisters exchange revelations and Gathered Faithful wonder what they're getting themselves into!
Carmen & Mamma Pauline.
Everyone is welcome on the Sister's Zoo Walk!
Our trusty transport...
A Sydney Ferry
John & Lynton, jolly members of the garthered faithful.
I wonder what Carmen & Pearl are up to?
Sister Sal, erudite, witty and charming.
Always has a habitful of fascinating stories to tell.
Sister Salomé holds his audience captive...
Mother Desmond tends to some gathered faithful.
Zoo Keepers bring out animals especially for us.
This little pin cushion is an Echidna!
Chris, one of the zoo keepers
(... lovely uniforms!)
A Frill Necked Lizard
Far more gruesome looking than he is dangerous!
Initial Welcomes and introductions before our tour begins.
Mother Premonstratensia resplendent in white.
An Australian native black swan.
Mother Desmond drops a clanger perhaps?
Sister Carmen ponders how to gently tell this lady that
she appears to be missing something!
The Marx Sisters!
Mother Premonstratensia with Sisters MMQC, Make-Me-Up, Salomé, Rowena and friend.
Sister Salomé, butter wouldn't melt in his wimple...
or would it!
Easy mistake, they are actually two sisters at the bow of the ferry!
Sydney Sisters Present: Sister Mary Mother Of Pearl, Sister Carmen Get It, Sister Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation II, Sister Salomé of the 9th Mystic Rhinestone,
Sister Rowena Keeper of the Holy Doyley, Mother Desmond Three Three With A Bloody Good Tan, Sister Mary Mary Quite Contrary/Sister Nun Bouy,
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