The Tasmanian Tiger : Natural History Meets Mystery

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The Tasmanian Tiger: Natural History Meets Mystery

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The Tasmanian Tiger : Natural History Meets Mystery

Release Date: January 01, 1996

Year    :   1996
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Genres    :   Documentary
Production Companies    :   Winning Post Productions, Peter Richman Productions
Director    :   Craig Wellington
Producers    :   Craig Wellington, Winston Henry, Peter Richman
Writers    :   Craig Wellington
RunTime    :   59 mins.

Recorded by pioneers as far back as 1805, the Tasmanian tiger has become an intensely mystifying Australian icon, whose entire existence has become the stuff of both fable and legend. This program investigates a chequered past and puts the speculation into perspective, taking into account the tragic culling and ‘bounty era’ where the carnivorous creatures were thought to be solely responsible for a considerable loss of farmers’ livestock. Balancing the facts with personal reflections from Tasmanian locals, scientists and other informed practitioners, The Tasmanian Tiger is a thought-provoking and revealing look at the extraordinary life and death of one of Australia’s most mysterious marsupials.


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