QVMAG – Tasmania’s Forgotten Emus

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Date(s) - 25 Nov 2018
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM

Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery - Inveresk

For the final 2018 The Royal Society of Tasmania Lecture Series, David Maynard from QVMAG presents Tasmania’s Forgotten Emus.

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 will review the Tasmanian emu and current research results, and discuss the drivers for extinction.