The Kamarooka panther
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Interview with Desiree Pettit-Keating from the Bendigo Regional Archives Centre.

We're venturing out of Melbourne forThe Kamarooka panther, episode 8 of the podcast series Look History in the Eye. This episode is about the 1907 sighting of a creature known as the 'Kamarooka Panther'. The big cat was first spotted by sisters Alheith and Trine Christensen and made headlines from Bendigo to Melbourne, and right across the State.

In this episode, Bendigo Regional Archives Centre's Desiree Pettit-Keating delves into Public Record Office Victoria and Bendigo Regional Archives records to tell the story of the Christensen family, their life just outside of Bendigo, and their strange encounter with this mysterious creature. 

Presented by Tara Oldfield and Public Record Office Victoria.

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