New Footage of a Tasmanian tiger
Mar 11, 2020
New Footage of a Tasmanian tiger has been discovered. Three researchers from the Tasmanian Tiger Archives Facebook group, www.facebook.com/groups/Tasma… closely with the staff of the State Library and Archive Service have discovered previously unseen footage of the Tasmanian tiger at Beaumaris zoo.
This historical discovery was made on the 4th March 2020. The researchers are Gareth Linnard, Branden Holmes and Mike Williams. The footage was possibly filmed between 1933-36, by a member of the Bester? family. 9.5 mm silent black and white running time 69 seconds in total. 7 seconds of the Tasmanian tiger.
This sequence adds to the previously known five films from Beaumaris zoo. And two films from London zoo.
The Tasmanian Tiger Archives group is seeking historical stills/film/witness reports and can be contacted on Facebook or 0416-303-371
Films Produced and Acquired by Ash Bester and Bester Family Film – Beaumaris Zoo thylacine – prod. Bester Item Number: NS4432/1/47
Further Description: 9.5BWOPP – 9.5mm silent black & white original positive print condition fair 36 foot 18 fps running time 1m 21s Start Date: 01 Jan 1936 End Date: 07 Sep 1937
Films Produced and Acquired by Ash Bester and Bester Family (NS4432) 01 Jan 1932 31 Dec 1963 librariestas.ent.sirsidynix.n…
“Copyright of the films in this series produced by Ash, Bester & Co. NG2887 and Bester Family NG3356 is assigned to the State Archivist.”
Once assigned to the state archivist it is the property of the commonwealth/state/territory.
“Duration of copyright in government works. If the copyright owner is the Commonwealth, State or Territory government, copyright lasts for 50 years from the year in which the material was made, or the end of the year of first publication. Note that this rule applies to copyright material that is owned by the government, and also applies to material that would have been owned by the government, but for an agreement to the contrary. INFORMATION SHEET G023v19 January 2019 Australian copyright council”
Duration is 50 years once assigned to the Commonwealth/state/territory. It starts 50 years when the material was made/or publication. It could not have been made any later than the end of 1936. From 1987 it was in the public domain.
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Such a beautifully majestic animal…