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THE THYLACINE IN CAPTIVITY:
- THE HISTORICAL THYLACINE FILMS -
(film 1)
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This is the earliest motion picture film of a thylacine known to exist.  It was taken on 27th September 1911 by a Mr. Williamson at the Beaumaris Zoo (Sandy Bay site).  It depicts a thylacine feeding on a cut of meat, watched through the enclosure fence by both its keeper (Charlie Newman) and Mrs. Mary Grant Roberts, the zoo's founder (woman in a long black dress visible to the far left at the beginning of the sequence).

On the same day, a Mr. Tucker took a series of photographs of the zoo's thylacines.

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