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Carol Freeman

Connecting art, science and history in innovative and provocative ways


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Carol Freeman is an award-winning academic who has lived in Tasmania for 26 years. Her writing connects art, science and history in innovative and provocative ways. She has published in a wide range of publications—from books to exhibition catalogues and art magazines—on topics such as the politics of picturing animals, the cultural histories of extinct species and cloning. These include a co-edited book Considering Animals: Contemporary Studies in Human-Animal Relations; essays “The Last Image: Julia Leigh’s The Hunter as Film” and “Ending Extinction: The Quagga, the Thylacine and the ‘smart human’”; as well as the catalogue essay “Reconstructing the Animal” for an exhibition at Plimsoll Gallery, Tasmanian College of the Arts.

Carol reviews books for Historical Records of Australian Science, she is a regular contributor to glossy magazine Tasmania 40°South and has recently embarked on writing short fiction and creative non-fiction.

Review of Paper Tiger:

“This book is a remarkable achievement. Freeman tells the story of the thylacine is an original and deeply affecting way. We learn about the animals . . . and the ravaging impact that human ideas had upon them. Freeman writes thoughtfully, carefully, and with force, and the book is a very good read.”

Nigel Rothfels, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee


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Paper Tiger and Tasmania 40°South are also available from Forty South Publishing, 22A Maxwells Rd, Cambridge, Tasmania or can be ordered at