Photograph 7501945
James "Jock" McLaughlan can sum up his life in a nutshell with "From Scotland to Australia, from farm work to bossing around three ton elephants." Mr McLaughlan is elephant trainer and ring master with Ashton's Circus which travels 10000 miles a year in Australia and NZ. He has the three elephants trained to do as many tricks as one would expect from a well trained performing dog, and after each performance rewards them with a drink of beer. Mr McLaughlan, a farm worker in Scotland migrated under the Big Brother Movement from Paisley where his parents Mr and Mrs J McLaughlan still live

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A12111, 1/1962/6/28
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