The Thylacine Archive

There is a great deal of archival material pertaining to the thylacine in various museum collections around the world (especially Tasmania). As well as historical newspaper clippings, sightings/reports etc. I hope to make much of this freely available online in the future.

The Thylacine Museum website is an indispensable resource, even for veteran thylacine researchers.

Newspaper Articles

I am currently compiling a list of all thylacine-related newspaper articles, listed by year (with a key to content to follow in the future). Which will hopefully show the changing social attitudes towards the species. These listings are supplemented by links to the actual clippings. I encourage readers to edit the Trove texts wherever applicable as, generally speaking, it is much easier to read these than the clippings themselves.

I have also started compiling a list of magazine articles in the thylacine.

Thylacines in the Media

The thylacine has been featured in its fair share of documentaries and television shows.

The Thylacine Sighting Reports Database

I've just begun to compile a database of all public and private reports of thylacines made since the species was last recorded in each region (prehistoric through to modern). It will eventually contain over 5,000 entries, mostly made since the 1930's.

Thylacine Researchers

There have been many thylacine researchers over the last 80 years, since the species died out in captivity. Ranging from cryptozoologists working in the field through to scientific researchers in the lab, and everything in between. In the future I hope to have written biographies of each one, at least detailing their thylacine-related activities.

Thylacine Bibliography

The database entry on my old website also has an extensive bibliography on the Thylacine, including many links to scientific papers, newspaper articles, magazine articles etc. It can be seen here. An excellent website also hosts many hard to find thylacine publications.

I have also compiled a list of books on the thylacine.

A list of cryptozoological publications on the thylacine.

A list of references on thylacine rock art.

Details of individual thylacine records by decade

Tasmanian thylacines, 1930-1936 (access here)