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This site is composed of extracts from Rex Gilroy’s Book: Giants from the Dreamtime - The Yowie in Myth & Reality [copyright (c) 2001 Rex Gilroy, Uru Publications.
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Giants From the Dreamtime the Yowie In Myth And Reality

Candelo 1900

5ft tall-young looking-brownish haired-small breasted ape-woman

In an earlier incident, that took place in mountain country in nearby Candelo in 1900, a prospector, Mr. Michael Cunningham, claimed his camp had been visited by a '5ft tall (1.5 m) young-looking, brownish haired, small breasted ape-woman', as he later informed townsfolk. He had been seated at his campfire having lunch and had just made a damper, when this creature appeared a few yards away among the bushes.

She looked inquisitive and Mr. Cunningham motioned her to come forward, but she just stood where she was. He then picked up the damper and threw her a large piece, which landed at her feet. She bent down, picked it up and put it to her mouth and began chewing some of it. Then, still holding onto the remaining damper, she bolted off into the bush.....

Bexley Districts 1900's

Some old identities living in the Bexley district of Sydney still talk of 'hairy beast' that once terrorised the inhabitants of that area in the early 1900' At that time the densely populated area bordering the Royal National Park, Sutherland was covered in thick scrubland.

So terrified were the people thereabouts that they shuttered up thier doors and windows at night to prevent the creature from entering thier homes. The creature (or creatures?), which was said to often cometo the windows and peer inquisitively in, was very real to them......

Wagonga Inlet 1900

Large hairy man Footprints

The discovery of large "hairy man" footprints on the shoreline of Wagonga Inlet, inland from Narooma caused a stir among the locals around 1900. Some people claimed they had been made by a 7ft [2.14m] tall, hairy female 'Doolegard'. However, such discoveries of foot, hand and knee impressions, left by crouching, drinking hominids of large size had been [and still are] found on remote coastal and inland mountain creeks since the first years of settlement hereabouts.

Bundanoon/Kangaroo Valley Area 1900

Hairy Boy

Claims of sightings of Yowies by property owners and others have persisted for the past 70 years in the Bundanoon/Kangaroo Valley area, and around 1900 the district was alive with reports of a "hairy boy" roaming the bushland. Even today these areas are still the scene of Yowie sightings.

Johnson's Hole Area 1900

Large Baboon-like man

Miss M Hodge of Bathurst related an experience of her own to this author in December 1979 which concerned the Johnson's Hole area. When a little girl in 1900, Miss Hodge lived on her parent's property, which stood opposite the 'Hole'. Aborigines thereabouts never swam in the Hole and even today horses and dogs also will not remain near the Hole at night.

Miss Hodge said she once saw a horseman who had been mustering sheep, ride all the way out of the hills "white as a sheet". He told her parents that he had seen a large 'baboon-like' man, a giant which had terrorised him. Miss Hodge herself saw a man-sized black-haired Yowie, sitting under a rock near her home one day. Old timers often discussed the possibility that the creatures might inhabit caves that lie in the hill surrounding the Hill End township.

Kerry Valley Beaudesert 1900

Attacks by these Monsters

Back in the 1900's an old Aboriginal 'Big Johnny', who roamed around the Kerry Valley-Beaudesert country to the north-west of the Lamington Plateau, told locals that his ancestors had lived in terror of the Wolumbin Giants; big muscular beings who would often attack Aboriginal camps wielding their huge wooden or stone clubs and hand-axes.

Also known as the Goommund tallanbana, "The Giant men who tower over the trees", 'Big Johnny' would tell stories of attacks by as many as several of these monsters, in which they would also heave huge rocks at the terrified natives, killing and carrying off their victims to feed upon them in their mountain lairs.

Whenever asked how tall the Wolumbin Giants were, 'Big Johnny' would indicate twice the height of a local Irish publican who was a good 1.8m tall!

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