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The Tantanoola Tiger
Title : The Tantanoola Tiger The Tantanoola Tiger
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Date of creation : ca. 1947
Format : Photograph
Dimensions : 53 x 85 mm
Contributor : State Library of South Australia
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Description :

The Tantanoola Tiger, apparently escaped from a traveling circus, roamed South Australia's south east during the 1880s and '90s preying on local farmers' sheep. In 1895 Tom Donovan shot what he thought was the tiger but, on closer inspection, the animal was found to be a European wolf. Donovan had it stuffed and it is now on display at the Tantanoola Hotel.

Period : 1946-1979
Place : Tantanoola
Region : South East
Further reading :

Bonney, Neville. The Tantanoola Tiger, Blackwood, SA: Lynton Publications, 1976

'The Tantanoola Tiger: shot by Mr. T. Donovan: Declared to be a wolf',The Border Watch, 24 August 1895, p. 2

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