Tassie Tiger

the search goes on

Two preserved Thylacines - image courtesy of Melbourne MuseumMurray McAllister's Search
for the Tasmanian Tiger


On the 7th of September 1936 the last known Tasmanian Tiger (Thylacinus cynocephalus) died in captivity at the Hobart Zoo, Tasmania. Sixty-two years later in September of 1998 Murray McAllister, a physical education teacher at Yarra Hills Secondary College in Melbourne Victoria, conducted the first of many expeditions, searching for the Tasmanian Tiger.

 

Remembering the Death of the Last Captive Thylacine - 77 Years ago - 7th of September 1936. Now recognised as "National Threatened Species Day!" 

 

Welcome to Murray McAllister's thylacine website covering his expeditions into the Eastern part of Victoria in search of living specimens of the Tasmanian Tiger or Thylacine. Here you will find the details of thylacine (Tasmanian Tiger) sightings dating back to pre 2000 up until the present day, from places not only in Tasmania but also on mainland Australia. In the months to come we will bring you reports on Murray's ongoing expeditions and news of plans for his next journey searching for the Tasmanian Tiger. We will also bring you information on the Thylacine as well as ideas for class activities.

 

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