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The Beaumaris Zoo in Hobart had Tasmanian Tigers and Tasmanian Devils. Mary Roberts was the first to breed devils in captivity. All of this right in Hobart city and I didn't know it was still there. The animals have long gone but the fabulous property remains. In this episode I explore the house, the Tasmanian Tiger (Thylacine) and the Tasmanian Devil and I even managed to capture the devil's unique sound.
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Thanks to Knight Frank including Jim Playstead for getting me invited to the photo-shoot at the property. This episode was made possible because Jim is selling the property at the end of the month. That is the first time it's been for sale since the 90s when Defence finally finished with it after the second world war. Many of our friends in the RAAF may have been there.
Thanks to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary for allowing me to film their devils and capture the unique Tasmanian Devil sound, which is harder than you think because they don't normally make the sound in captivity as they are happy and content and the devil sound is an angry warning. Bonorong is a great place to visit if you want to see Tasmanian native wildlife and witness the amazing people who treat injured animals. www.Bonorong.com.au
Thanks to Dr Nic Haygarth (www.NicHaygarth.com) for doing the research and allowing me to interview him. Nic's research is all about the Tasmanian Tiger Bounty and the lives of the people who claimed the bounty. He also talks about the fur trade in Van Diemen's Land and how the tiger was collateral damage to that industry. It's great work and I pulled one tiny line out of it.
Photo (wood panel background) by Aditya Joshi on Unsplash
Some photos courtesy Colin Dennison OAM
Some photos from TAHO
Drone footage by Open2View Tasmania
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The toilet paper I keep carrying on about;
The jumper I bought to replace the torn one in the previous videos;
The clapper board I use;
I use Moment lenses on our iPhone 8+;
The lights I use in the studio;
The camera I use (new model);
Music by Epidemic Sound
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