Tasmania’s Forgotten Emus

Date: November 25, 2018
Time: 1.15pm


Meeting Room, Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery
Inveresk, Launceston


Tasmania’s extinct emu is less well known than the iconic thylacine, yet just as deserving of recognition. Recent research has aged skeletal material, and DNA work has shed light on the relationships between populations. There are many theories as to why the emu became extinct so soon after European arrival in Tasmania. David Maynard will review the Tasmanian emu and current research results, and discuss the drivers for extinction.

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Event audience: Everyone