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The Tantanoola "Tiger": shot at Mount Salt
Title : The Tantanoola "Tiger": shot at Mount Salt The Tantanoola "Tiger": shot at Mount Salt
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Source : Adelaide observer, 24 August 1895, p. 27
Date of creation : 1895
Format : Newspaper
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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In the 1880s and '90s a creature terrorised the livestock of the countryside around Tantanoola, in South Australia's south east. This creature was rumoured to be a tiger that had escaped from a traveling circus and thus was dubbed the Tantanoola Tiger. In 1895 a local man shot what he thought was the Tantanoola Tiger and discovered the creature to be a European wolf. This newspaper article reports on the death of the Tantanoola Tiger.

Coverage year : 1895
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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