Tasmanian countryside, Hobart and Tasmanian Tiger (c.1932)
This black-and-white actuality footage contains scenes of the Tasmanian countryside, Hobart city and a Tasmanian Tiger in captivity.
The nitrate print of this film was acquired by the National Film and Sound Archive from Jim Ness in the late 1980s. Ness was involved with the cinema industry in Victoria and began his career as a spool boy at the Empire Theatre, Bourke Street, Melbourne. He worked his way up to become an assistant projectionist and later a projectionist. As with many projectionists and filmmakers early last century, Jim Ness acquired a collection of films. Films such as this kept and cared for by film lovers make a significant contribution to Australia’s early audiovisual history.
Scenes of the Tasmanian Tiger have not been selected here, as there is similar footage curated on this site in Thylacine from the same year.