section of the museum explores various aspects of the thylacine's history
following the settlement of Australia by European colonists.
"Persecution" discusses the war
of extermination that man once waged against the thylacine; the generally
negative public attitude which gave rise to bounty schemes leading to the
demise of so many of these animals during the 19th and early 20th centuries.
"The Tasmanian Bushmen" is a historical
presentation about the lives of the old Tasmanian bushmen, focusing on
their experiences with the thylacine.
"Expeditions and Searches" details
the search efforts for the thylacine that have been carried out since 1936,
following the death of the last known captive individual at the Beaumaris
Zoo in Hobart.
In "Extinction vs. Survival", the
various human-induced impacts that led to the massive decline in thylacine
numbers, as well as the possibility of the present-day survival of the
thylacine, is discussed in-depth.
"Alleged Mainland Thylacine Sightings"
explores some of the various accounts of alleged thylacine sightings which
suggest the possibility that the species may still exist on the Australian
"Magnificent Survivor" is a presentation
detailing the field research and events that led to the writing of the
online publication "Magnificent Survivor - Continued
Existence of the Tasmanian Tiger".