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Launceston Historical Society
September 19 @ 2:00 pm$4
Dr. Nic Haygarth presents: ‘Who Killed the Tigers; A preliminary analysis of applicants for the Tasmanian thylacine bounty 1888-1909’.
In the years 1888-1909 the Tasmanian Government paid a £1 bounty for a dead adult thylacine (Tasmanian Tiger) and ten shillings for a dead juvenile thylacine. The scheme was established at the request of Glamorgan MHA and east coast wool-grower John Lyne, who demanded relief from the thylacine’s alleged sheep predation.
Bounty applicants submitted a carcass – or sometimes less than a full carcass – to their local police station in order to claim the reward. About 2200 bounties appear to have been paid before the bounty scheme was cancelled due to dwindling applications in 1909.
All welcome. LHS members: free & visitors $4
Sunday 19th September, 2021 at QVMAG’s Meeting Room in Inveresk beginning at 2pm.