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Carrabolla 1903

Hairy Giants

Throughout the East Gresford district, which lies about 41 km north-west of Maitland, locals still talk of the "hairy giants of Carrabolla" that instilled a reign of terror in the old days in the farming communities that lay around the base of the high, steep mountain terrain, which is a feature of the area. Earlier in the 20th century dense forest covered the mountains, but this is now largely gone and the area is more open for access.

The "hairy giants" were described as large, man-ape creatures by the early pioneers, who told stories of encounters with these often taller-than normal human creatures, or having stumbled upon their enormous footprints in the bush.

One evening in 1933, Mr. E. L. Bates was yarning with an old mate who lived in the Carrabolla area and learnt of an experience that his friend 'Dave' had with one of these 'manimals' back in 1903. "I was fencing out at Carrabolla along the top of a ridge. It had been cleared along the top but was still covered with the original forest along both sides. About four o'clock this particular evening I got a queer feeling something or somebody was watching me, and when I looked behind me I nearly dropped the shovel I was using.

About thirty yards away just inside the timber, was what I still believe to have been a young monkey; its head, arms and shoulders showing above the bushes in front of it." "The light was real good and I'm positive it wasn't a young Paddymelon, Wallaby or any other animal believed to be in a wild state in Australia. It looked at me in a bewildering sort of way for three or four minutes or so, then it ducked down. I hurried to where it had been , but there was no sign of it."

"I waited for ten minutes or so hoping it would perhaps reappear in the open, but neither did I see, nor hear anything unusual again during the remaining several weeks that I was working on the job."

Maitland Station Torrington 1903

Hairy Giants

"Local Aborigines claim that a Mr Billy Carter of Maitland Station at Torrington, back in 1903, saw a larger-than-man-sized, man-like hairy beast while on horseback in dense bushland near his home."

Coromandel 1903

Larger than man-sized Footprints

In 1903 larger-than-man-sized footprints were found by miners in the Karangahake gorge district of the Coromandel range. The five-toed tracks embedded in mud on a creek bank, suggested the maker was a good 2.4-2.7m tall and of tremendous weight and strength.

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