Tasmanian Tigers Sculpture

Tasmanian Tigers Sculpture, public art Launceston

Public Art : Tasmanian Tigers Sculpture also known as Tasmanian Tableau.

Sculptor : © Stephen Walker

Description : A family of bronze Tasmanian Tigers watching from a large rock while their offsprings playfully fight on a smaller rock below them . Known also as thylacines, Tassie tigers or the Tasmanian wolf, these carnivorous marsupials have been extinct since the 1930's.  These bronze sculptures are part of a group called the Tasmanian Tableau which include the sculpture of a wedged tail eagle.

Date Unveiled : 1992

Location : The thylacines can be found outside the Launceston State Library , in Civic Square, Tasmania.

Acknowledgements : Thanks to the Launceston State Library for kindly supplying information about the group of sculptures.

Trivia : Peter and Faye Thurley of St Leonards supplied the rocks.

The Tasmanian Tableau also included currawongs but they were stolen by vandals

A pair of Tasmanian Tigers are featured on the official Tasmanian Coat of Arms. Despite the Tassie Tigers having disappeared permanently around 1936, there have been some 3,800 recorded sightings since then.

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