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The Tantanoola Tiger
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Examiner (Launceston, Tas.)
Date: Jun 22, 1908
Page Number: 6
The appearance of a tiger in the Trangie district, New South Wales, is creating conversation amongst the settlers in the vicinity of Dandaloo. A coach driver asserts that the animal approached within 150 yards of him. The blacks in the locality are greatly alarmed.
The Advertiser (Adelaide, S.A)
Date: Jul 23, 1908
Page Number: 11
EVERARD CENTRAL, July 18. –Considerable excitement has been caused throughout the district by a peculiar-looking animal that has made its appearance on the Mount Templeton estate. The animal has been seen by two or three different people, one man being much frightened. A party of hunters are going to make investigations.
The Advertiser (Adelaide, S.A)
Date: Sept 14, 1908
Page Number: 8
SNOWTOWN, September 11. --The supposed "Tantanoola tiger," which had made its appearance in several parts of the district has been captured. A number of people had seen the "strange animal" and various accounts had been given of its description. It made its way in to the poultry yard of an old lady (Mrs Carter), who lives about a mile from the town, and she effected its capture, when it was discovered to be a full grown wombat. The wombat is presumably the same animal that caused a stir in the Mount Templeton district a few weeks ago.

The Advertiser (Adelaide, S.A)
Date: Oct 22, 1908
Page Number: 8

A young man was riding a bicycle along the road between here and Morgan when he noticed a large animal in the moonlight. He could not ascertain what it was, and settlers are wondering whether it is the Tantanoola tiger.

Barrier Miner (Broken Hill, N.S.W.)
Date: Dec 18, 1908
Page Number: 7

Whether or not a new brand of whisky has broken loose in the Horsham district is uncertain, but there is certainly sufficient evidence of fact to go before a jury. The Tantanoola tiger, like the bunyip, has for years past been regarded as a stale and spineless joke, and placed in the same category with Dickens's mysterious Mrs. Harris, of whom the redoubtable Sairey Gamp's rival once said, "I don't believe there was no such person." Anyhow, the Horsham correspondent of the "Register" has managed to resurrect the tiger, not for museum purposes, as might have been expected from the animal's great age, but to scare unsuspecting readers of the paper at their morning meal, cause them to unwittingly attempt impossible, swallowing feats, and miss their trains, owing to an unusual, but vigorous course of slapping on the back the customary remedy adopted for the relief of the apparently choked. The correspondent in question solemnly declares that a sensation was caused at the Nareen Estate a few days ago by the Statement made by two shearers, who said that in passing from the shearer's hut to the homestead, they were met by a tiger. The incident occurred at night, of course, and the shearers' description of it was picturesque. They said they saw a striped animal, with gleaming eyes, walk round them twice, and they "broke the watch" in sprinting back to the hut. Nothing more was seen of the animal, but now that the Tantanoola tiger, or dragon, or whatever it is, has started taking his walk's abroad, we may rely upon him making a fast tour of Australia, and disturbing the calm of many breakfast tables during the next few months. It would be a good move on the part of liquor inspectors to make a point of raiding the canteen in the district where the tiger appears. It would be of interest to science to know the peculiar brand of spirit that causes people to see tigers.


• Wombats are large, nocturnal, herbivorous, burrowing marsupials

• How large? Adult male common wombats are 1 to 1.3 metres (3.3 to 4.3 feet) long, and can weigh up to 40 kg (88 lbs), with females being slightly smaller in size and weight.