Woman killed in second fatal Tasmanian ATV crash in less than a week
An ATV crash that killed a woman on Saturday is Tasmania's second fatal ATV crash in less than a week.Tasmanian police said the woman was riding a quad bike on uneven ground at a farm on Main Road, Stanley, on Saturday afternoon when the vehicle rolled and she was trapped underneath.
Tasmania is an island state of Australia. It is located 240 km (150 mi) to the south of the Australian mainland, separated by Bass Strait.
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It's hard to imagine free-ranging emus foraging across Tasmanian plains in 2019.
But, there is a reason why Burnie used to be called Emu Bay. The large flightless birds once called the island state home.
The University of Tasmania's Tristan Derham said the birds were throughout Tasmania's midlands and the north-east and north-west of the state.
"It's not really clear why the emu went extinct in Tasmania," he said.
The emus were said to be a smaller sub-species of the mainland emus but there are few detailed descriptions of the bird.
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Investigations into a still-uncontrolled bushfire in northern Tasmania have led to the arrest of a 20-year-old man.A 20-year-old man has been arrested following allegations that a bushfire still burning on the northern tip of Tasmania was deliberately lit, police say.
The Tasmanian emu is extinct. Exactly when this happened we can not say for sure because its larger mainland cousin was introduced onto the island by early European settlers. Suffice to say, neither creature grazes free on the Tasmanian grasslands today. Tasmanian emus thrived in the open ‘park
Subspecies once existed on Tasmania and King Island, but they are now extinct. Emus live in eucalyptus forest, woodland, heath land, desert shrub Emus pattern their movements to track with recent rainfall. They appear to depend mainly on the sight of rain-bearing clouds but sound cues from
Mr Derham said he had researched eyewitness accounts of emus through reports by divisive colonial leader George Augustus Robinson, explorer Matthew Flinders and the diaries of clergyman Robert Knopwood.
"I haven't found a lot of evidence they were much different from mainland emus," he told.
European settlers recorded feasting on emus and kangaroos upon arrival in Van Diemen's Land.
"The early colonists were crazy for hunting emus and kangaroos," Mr Derham said.
The species survived in the wild until 1865, and the last captive bird died in 1873.
A sustainable relationship between emus and Aboriginal people
Mr Derham said there were several theories as to why the emu went extinct in Tasmania.
One is the hunting pressures from settlers.
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"At the same time, Aboriginal people were being torn off the land and were no longer burning in the way that they used to burn and that probably affected what habitat was available for emus to travel through and the food that they ate," Mr Derham said.
"Land was being cleared. There were 280,000 sheep in Tasmania by 1830 or 1840.
"When you think about it, the forester kangaroo barely escaped extinction in Tasmania, there are very few left here now."
University of Melbourne research fellow and Indigenous Australian Greg Lehman said Aboriginal people had a close connection with both the kangaroo and emu in Tasmania.
"The emu was a really important food source and just like the kangaroo, the emu benefited from Aboriginal burning," he said.
Dr Lehman said Aboriginal people hunted emus, but in relatively low numbers.
"Emus were pretty hard to catch, they were fast runners and could defend themselves," he said.
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The Aboriginal Tasmanians ( Tasmanian : Palawa or Pakana) are the Aboriginal people of the Australian state of Tasmania , located south of the mainland.
"Europeans had dogs and guns and that made the emu a lot more vulnerable."
He said by the mid-1830s, emus were considered to be rare.
"Europeans had almost wiped out emus within 25 years of arriving in Van Diemen's Land," he said.
"That's in contrast with the fact that Aboriginal people had coexisted with emus for 40,000 years."
Dr Lehman said emus featured in stories and songs, and there were lots of different names for them, including gonanner, ponanner and tooteyer.
Feathers were used to decorate inside Aboriginal huts, and served as insulation, he said.
Should the emu be re-introduced?
Both Mr Derham and Dr Lehman said they'd like to see emus reintroduced to Tasmania.
Mr Derham said the emu could thrive in parts of Tasmania today and were good seed dispensers.
"I think they are a really interesting and important part of the cultural landscape," he said.
"But, you have to be careful about reintroducing anything.
"There are a lot of people who would love to see emus roaming around on their properties or in national parks, but there's people who would really not like to see emus hit by cars or wandering through crops."
Milenko hits first Shield ton for Tasmania
Simon Milenko has hit his maiden Sheffield Shield century in Tasmania's first innings of 254, with South Australia 0-26 at stumps on day one in Hobart. The 31-year-old's 100 off 134 balls, which included nine fours and four sixes, pushed the Tigers' first innings to 254.
The Tasmanian emu ( Dromaius novaehollandiae diemenensis) is an extinct subspecies of the emu . It was found on Tasmania , where it had become isolated during the Late Pleistocene.
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Dr Lehman agreed the emu was important to the landscape.
"I'd love to see emus back out there in the bush," he said.
"There would be some parts of Tasmania where they would present fewer challenges."
He pointed to the north-east of the state, where the forester kangaroo was still common.
"Emus and kangaroos used to coexist. Whenever I see kangaroos up there, I think, 'Where are the emus, they look a bit lonely'," he said.
Rogue emus on Maria Island
Emus roamed free on Maria Island in the state's south-east until the early 1990s.
It's believed emus were introduced on the island from mainland Australia in 1960.
Former emu worker Dennis Turner remembers the birds being quite aggressive.
"They had no fear of anything," he said.
"They would just come up and peck the food out of your hands.
"They can get quite territorial."
By the 1980s, the population had increased to about 30 emus and they became a pest to visitors.
The emus were eventually removed, with the last said to have been shot in 1994.
SA end 18-match winless Shield streak .
South Australia have defeated Tasmania by six wickets in Hobart, recording their first Sheffield Shield win since February 2018.The Redbacks, who hadn't won a Shield match since February 2018, bowled Tasmania out for 261 on Tuesday morning.