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.

The REPAD taxon profile of the thylacine is currently incomplete, but contains much useful information.

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.

Media and multimedia

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

Thylacine films.

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 currently contains 540+ reports, secondhand accounts and other anecdotes.

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 expeditions and searches

Thylacine Bibliographies

Jeremy Griffith's website hosts many hard to find thylacine publications.

I have compiled a list of books about the thylacine.

A list of cryptozoological publications on the thylacine.

A list of references on thylacine rock art.

Thylacines in fiction.

The early thylacine literature (1642-1850).

Details of individual thylacine records by decade

Tasmanian thylacines, 1930-1936 (access here)