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 past 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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Once Upon a Zoo

November 26, 2022|

"It was pouring with rain as we toured the abandoned zoo – as if tears were falling from every animal ever confined there" Read my article, with Brendan Lennard, about the animals in the zoo that stood on Hobart's Domain from 1923 to 1937.


November 14, 2022|

The Ragged Garden now has a sign. It says ‘This garden was planted in memory of the children of Wapping’. The plaque also notes that there is an area of plants native to Tasmania in the section of the garden that adjoins Ragged Lane.

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