“SKIPPY – THE BUSH KANGAROO” (Seen in 139 countries)

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Seal Rocks - dawn.

Seal Rocks – dawn, underwater scenes for Skippy were often filmed here.

Valerie Taylor - wrote storylines for some of the Skippy episodes. "Shark Taggers" "The Marine Biologist" etc. Husband Ron Taylor did the underwater filming.

Valerie Taylor AM – wrote story lines (the basic script) for some of the Skippy episodes. “Shark Taggers” “The Marine Biologist” etc. Husband Ron Taylor did the underwater filming.  This picture at Seal Rocks NSW about 1999.

 'Sonny' with (one of the many) 'Skippy's'

‘Sonny’ with (one of the many) ‘Skippy’s’

Tony Bonner (jerry the helicopter pilot in Skippy) Melbourne 1995. Tony Bonner (Jerry the helicopter pilot in Skippy) Melbourne 1995.

KAY WW _A 100dpi

 

In real life Kathy was a marine biologist who worked at The Australian Museum and the CSIRO Fisheries at South Cronulla.  An episode of Skippy featured Kathy as herself.

Underwater scenes were filmed at Seal Rocks by Ron and Valerie Taylor and their assistant, John Harding. (Later cut to a minimum by the film editors).  Kathy was given just minutes notice to prepare for a weekend trip away and departed from the studio (Fauna Productions) for this fishing village site, once famous for big fish, grey nurse sharks and rock lobster.

Could apply to Skippy too.

Could apply to Skippy too.

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