Maynard, David and Tammy Gordon.

This book examines the tragic consequences of European settlement on this now extinct mammal, through objects, photographs and documents in the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery’s collection.  The loss of the thylacine is the tale of a species that, having lived in a reasonably stable island environment for thousands of years, was unable to adapt to the widespread changes that came with European settlement.  Displaced from their habitat and hunting grounds, thylacines were treated as vermin and unjustly persecuted for their perceived threats to the new colony.

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Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, 2014.  128 pages, Octavo, paperback, colour and black and white photographs, illustrations, maps.

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Weight 465 g