Tasmanian Tigers Sculpture
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
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