Tamamoto Chiyokichi

1856-7 – born in Tokyo

1867 – part of group hired by Lenton & Smith, led by Isokichi, for the Great Dragon Troupe.

1868 May – “Che-O- Kitchee, the Boy-wonder as he is very correctly termed in the programme, again performed on the slack rope. His feats are truly wonderful, and for a boy so young surpasses anything before witnessed in this part of the world. This boy certainly reflects the greatest credit upon his teacher, Cuts- Who-Gero, and from what we have seen of his abilities, have no doubt, that in time he will prove himself as efficient on the slack rope as Cuts-Who- Gero herself.” Tasmanian Times