Carol Freeman


Carol Freeman is a writer and Adjunct Researcher at the University of Tasmania, where she was awarded a University Medal in 2000.

Her work focuses on representations of extinct and threatened species, ethics in human-animal relations and visualisations of animals in literature and film.

She is author of the book Paper Tiger (2010, 2014) and co-editor of Considering Animals: Contemporary Studies in Human-Animal Relations (2011).  She has published in journals such as Australian Zoologist, Society and Animals: Journal of Human-Animal Studies and reCollections: Journal of the National Museum of Australia.

Carol’s essays are included in Leonardo’s Choice: Genetic Technologies and Animals (2009), Animal Death (2013) and Lives Beyond Us (2015). She compiled and edited the quarterly Australian Animal Studies News Bulletin from 2008 to 2014 and writes reviews for Historical Records of Australian Science.

She is currently a regular contributor to print and online magazine Forty South Tasmania, writing articles for a general audience that celebrate the environment and history of her island State.

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April 24, 2023|

In Autumn, wasps came to drink at the Ragged Garden birdbath. They flew to the edge of the bath, leaned in till their feelers nearly touched the surface, then dipped their tiny mouths in the water.


March 26, 2023|

This photo was taken at Budj Bim National Park in southwestern Victoria, Australia. The park gives a unique insight into the lives of the Gunditjmara people who lived in this rich and productive landscape, forged by a long history of volcanic activity, for many thousands of years.

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