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THE THYLACINE IN CAPTIVITY:
- ZOOS, CIRCUSES AND MENAGERIES -
TASMANIA (page 5)
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Beaumaris Zoo [Hobart] - Sandy Bay [1895-1921], Queen's Domain [1922-1937] (continued):

    Arthur Reid was appointed as curator of the zoo on the 21st February 1922, until poor health forced him into early retirement in December 1935.  Reid's daughter Alison assisted her father as de-facto curator during the period when his health was failing.  Hobart City Council appointed Bruce Lipscombe to succeed Arthur Reid as Superintendent of Reserves in December 1935 and he managed the zoo until its closure in 1937.

Arthur Reid
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Arthur Reid.
Alison Reid
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Alison Reid.
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main entrance to Beaumaris Zoo (Queen's Domain) - circa 1930
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Main entrance to Beaumaris Zoo (Queen's Domain), circa 1930.
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lions - Beaumaris Zoo
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Lion enclosure at the Beaumaris Zoo (Queen's Domain).
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Thylacines displayed at the Beaumaris Zoo (Queen's Domain) (1922 - 1936)
Source: Thylacine Museum
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N Date of arrival A/J/P/PY Sex Source Capture locality Sold / exchanged Date of death Ref FN
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1 Transferred from Sandy Bay A M Beaumaris Zoo (SB) Elliott (Feb 1917) N/A Died of pneumonia (15/10/1922) 1
2 2/6/1923 A ? Unknown captor Tyenna N/A (Jun) 1923 2
3 3/7/1923 A F  Loveluck & Jim Salter Adamsfield N/A (Dec) 1923 3
4 12/2/1924 A F Walter "Jack" Mullins Tyenna Valley N/A 4 1
5 12/2/1924 PY ? Walter "Jack" Mullins Tyenna Valley N/A Died of pneumonia (1/7/1925) 4 1
6 12/2/1924 PY ? Walter "Jack" Mullins Tyenna Valley N/A (April 1924) 4 1
7 12/2/1924 PY ? Walter "Jack" Mullins Tyenna Valley N/A Died of pneumonia (1/7/1925) 4 1
8 1924 A F Unknown captor Unknown locality N/A Pre-1928
9 1924 P ? Unknown captor Unknown locality N/A Pre-1928
10 1924 P ? Unknown captor Unknown locality N/A Pre-1928
11 1924 P F Unknown captor Unknown locality N/A Pre-1928
12 (Aug) 1924 J F James Harrison (dealer) [probably the juvenile female captured by George Wainright] Woolnorth? Chapman (dealer) for London Zoo (Aug 1925) Died in transit 5 9
13 21/7/1925 A F Arthur Murray (13/6/1925) Waratah N/A Died of viral infection 18/7/1928 5 7
14 1925 A M Possibly Farrer? Mt. Mueller? N/A Pre-1928 8
15 1925 A F Possibly Farrer? Mt. Mueller? N/A Died of viral infection 27/3/1928 2, 8
16 July 1925 A F George Wainright Woolnorth N/A Pre-1928 9
17 July 1925 A M George Wainright Woolnorth N/A Pre-1928 9
18 (Aug) 1925 A F City Park Zoo
Elias Churchill
(captor)
Mt.Field West Chapman (dealer) for London Zoo (Aug 1925) London (9/8/1931) 10
19 (Oct) 1925 A F George Wainright Woolnorth N/A Pre-1928 9
No thylacines were obtained by the zoo in 1926 or 1927.
20 10/1/1928 A F E. R. Clarke [purchaser]
(probably caught by Turk Porteus brothers)
Trowutta N/A Died of viral infection 1928
21 10/1/1928 PY F E. R. Clarke [purchaser]
(probably caught by Turk Porteus brothers)
Trowutta N/A Died of viral infection 20/3/1928 3
22 10/1/1928 PY ? E. R. Clarke [purchaser]
(probably caught by Turk Porteus brothers)
Trowutta N/A Died of viral infection  Mar 1928
23 24/1/1928 (sick on arrival) J M T. Hunt Tyenna N/A Died of viral infection (late Jan - early Feb 1928) 5
24 28/2/1928 J F Unknown captor Unknown locality N/A Officially died of kidney disease, but probably succumbed to viral infection (1/11/1929) 6 4
25 17/4/1928 A M Arthur Reid Port Davey N/A 1928
26 17/4/1928 A F Arthur Reid Port Davey N/A 1928 6, 7
27 10/10/1930 J F Delphin brothers  Waratah N/A Pre 1933 8
28 Aug 1931 A M J. M. Kaine [via James Harrison] (dealer) Lapoinya N/A Pre 1933 9
29 Jun 1933 A M Elias Churchill Florentine Valley N/A 7/9/1936 10 6
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A/J/P/PY Adult / Juvenile / Pup / Pouch young
Family group
Dead on arrival / died in transit
Transfer
Short dates are formatted Day/Month/Year.
References: 1. Examiner 6/3/1917 p. 3 & Mercury 16/10/1922 p. 6; 2. Mercury 20/6/1923 p. 5; 3. Mercury 7/7/1923 p. 6; 4. Mercury 12/2/1924 p. 6 & World Newspaper (Hobart) 7/2/1924 p. 3; 5. Advocate 20/7/1925 p.2 / Daily Mercury 14/4/1926 p. 9 / Mercury 28/1/1926 p. 7 / Mercury 29/1/1926 p. 6; 6. Arthur Reid (Statement of Stock Accounts); 7. Mercury 12/2/1930 (Clive Lord's statement "no thylacines in the zoo"); 8. Mercury 17/10/1930; 9. Dr. Sleightholme (interview with descendant); 10. Minutes, Hobart City Council Reserves Committee 16/9/1936.
Footnotes: 1. There appears to be some disagreement as to where Mullins captured the family group.  The Daily Telegraph of 18/1/1924 (p. 4) gives the locality as being "territory adjacent to Waratah"; 2. Body sold to TMAG for £10 then forwarded to Colin MacKenzie (AIA) for specimens; 3. Body sold to TMAG for £7.10/- as mounted specimen (A. Reid); 4. Body sold to TMAG for £5 then forwarded to Colin MacKenzie (AIA) for specimens; 5.Subject of Sheppard photograph; 6. Last known captive thylacine; 7. Body sold to Tasmanian Museum and mounted as taxidermy specimen; 8. Sleightholme & Campbell (2015); 9. Paddle (2012, p. 77); 10. Last thylacine on display outside Australia [London Zoo].

Note: 3 females in collection at end of 1927.

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(Research on this listing is ongoing and further information will be added as it becomes available.)
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