Shadow of the Thylacine is the haunting story of Col Bailey's relentless search for the Tasmanian tiger. His extensive journey commenced unexpectedly in 1967 when he sighted a Tasmanian tiger along the shores of the Coorong in South Australia. Then, in 1993, a chance encounter with an elderly bushman unlocked a wealth of previously untold information that led Col into the vast and untrodden wilderness of Tasmania's Weld Valley. Now the truth of this significant discovery can be revealed in this tell-all book about an animal the experts claim is long extinct and couldn't possibly still exist. This is a thrilling Australian story.
A retired landscape gardener and bushwalker, Col Bailey is also a recreational canoeist and marathon race walker who once held the Australian 50-mile walk race record. In early 1967 he chanced upon a Tasmanian tiger while canoeing along the Coorong in South Australia. Since then he's been motivated me to prove to the world that this animal still exists. Shadow of the Thylacine is Col's second book. He lives in Tasmania.