Sunday 12 June 2022

Tasmanian Tiger in Colour


The NFSA has released colourised footage of the last known surviving Tasmanian tiger - or Thylacine - for National Threatened Species Day. Read more about how this black and white footage has been given a new life.

Original 35mm nitrate negative film shot by naturalist David Fleay at Beaumaris Zoo, Hobart in December 1933.

Colourised by Samuel Fran├žois-Steininger at the Paris-based, Composite Films, from a 4K scan of the negative by the National Film and Sound Archive Australia.

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