Two hunters posing with a dead crocodile, North Queensland, c1872

The killing of large crocodiles was a noteworthy event throughout the colonial period. Saltwater crocodiles were often referred to as ‘alligators’ to distinguish them from the freshwater species.

Collection of the John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

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Date captured: 
21 August 2013
Date created: 
21 August 2013