Historical Account #12: The Great Tiger Hunt of 1923

“It is firmly believed by zoologists that in Australia there is a bloodthirsty animal which would have proved more than a match for Nero’s hungriest lions!”

The Sun – NSW – 27th March 1923

In 1923, there was considerable interest in obtaining evidence of the Marsupial Tiger, which was a creature renowned and feared amongst the Aboriginal people. The following article announces an ambitious hunt planed to obtain a specimen, and presents the largest historical collection of stories regarding the animal.

The Sun – NSW – 27th March 1923 (Source: trove.nla.gov.au)

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