On this day …….. 17th of December 1927

Suddenly confronted in a city street by a kangaroo standing between five feet and six feet high at 4am on this day in 1927. Constable Allen was too startled for the moment to believe his eyes. When he tried lo approach the kangaroo, it hopped off much too quickly for the constable. It is thought the kangaroo is a pet belonging to a resident of Wendouree Parade, and that it wandered over night into the city.