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Remembering Tasmania’s forgotten emu

Tasmanian Emu

Most Tasmanians are familiar with thylacines as an iconic part of our state’s history.

However, very few of us know much about the extinct Tasmanian emu, which died out not long after European settlement.

Curator of Natural Sciences at QVMAG, David Maynard, joins Brian Carlton this morning to discuss the forgotten emu.

Image: By John Gerrard Keulemans - http://www.antiqueprintroom.com/catalogue/view-catalogue?id=8bb6a7023b1f3075313c7dd911831c7a&sessid=2a4076b083d49c5be8cf9b6a9ab54c53, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=12254460

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