Collection UT547 - Guiler Collection

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Guiler Collection


  • 1953-1978 (Creation)

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160 small 8mm reels in 3 boxes + 1 box of animal sighting record cards

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Dr Guiler was born in Ireland and moved to Tasmania in 1947 to work at the Zoology Department, University of Tasmania. He became an early researcher into the Tasmanian Devil, and a leading researcher on the Thylacine. Guiler was a Lecturer 1948-1951, Senior Lecturer 1952-1973 and then Reader 1974-1983 in Zoology at the University of Tasmania. He published over 100 scientific papers including 6 on the Tasmanian Tiger. He conducted several expeditions into remote areas of Tasmania. For more information see :

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Collection consists of Thylacine Expedition 8 mm films, and notes on site locations etc. collected on location at Mt Nelson, Granville Harbour and Cape Portland , in Tasmania between 1953 and 1978 by Eric Guiler.
Reel 104 is an example of the films. All films are available for viewing at

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NOTE: Films are available to view at UTAS Library Special & Rare Collections or online at

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This material is made available for personal research and study purposes under the University of Tasmania Standard Copyright Licence. For any further use permission should be obtained from the copyright owners. For assistance please contact

When reusing this material, please cite the reference number and provide the following acknowledgement:
“Courtesy of the UTAS Library Special & Rare Collections”

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