Skippy (1967– )

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Sonny and his kangaroo Skippy live in Waratah National Park in New South Wales. Matt Hammond, Sonny's father is the park ranger. Skippy saves the day in many adventures.

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Series cast summary:
Ed Devereaux ...
 Matt Hammond / ... (90 episodes, 1968-1970)
 Jerry King (90 episodes, 1968-1970)
Ken James ...
 Mark Hammond (90 episodes, 1968-1970)
Garry Pankhurst ...
 Sonny Hammond (90 episodes, 1968-1970)
Skippy ...
 Herself - The Bush Kangaroo (89 episodes, 1968-1970)
Liza Goddard ...
 Clancy Merrick / ... (67 episodes, 1968-1970)


Sonny and his kangaroo Skippy live in Waratah National Park in New South Wales. Matt Hammond, Sonny's father is the park ranger. Skippy saves the day in many adventures.

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Release Date:

1 October 1968 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

Skippy le kangourou  »

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The location of Waratah Park is never really given. Although the actual park is located in Duffy's Forest on Sydneys northside, the park in the show must be huge as it starts on the coast whilst in one ep Sonny is said to be walking around Jenolan, a location thats is over 100kms from the coast. It is intimated that the park is outside Sydney in the bush yet they are always able to make a short drive to a suburban shopping area or even to drive Clancy into the Conservatorium of Music in the heart of Sydney city. See more »


More often than not, if Skippy is standing around or appearing from behind bushes, a stage-hand's arm or hand is clearly visible pushing Skippy into doing what's required for the scene. See more »


Referenced in Acropolis Now: Black Ain't Black (1990) See more »

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Innocent childhood days-Skippyone of God's creatures
29 May 2006 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This series is timeless. It will be watched in 100 years time.

You cannot get back to the innocent 50's 60's of Australian National Park life because there are so many people these days and so few animals.

This was made in the early years of TV when TV's were just becoming accessible to all in Australia. It no doubt helped popularise Australia.

Unfortunately Australia is no longer a quirky low populated part of world-it is modern country with large and complex cities with almost non-stop 24 hour activity.

Give me back my simple childhood days of coming home from school and watching Skippy or re-runs of Skippy.

I was even too young to appreciate Lisa Goddard as the 16-17 yo Englsih girl.

God bless all creatures great and small like Skippy the Bush Kangaroo.

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