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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

Lost Pgymy Tribes 1938

Negrito-pgymy sized Natives

As will be shown, the various types of "hairy man" often overlapped on one another's habitat.

For example, although the Aborigines of far north Queensland believed in these fearsome creatures, they also believed in the "little hairy red men", or 'Junjdy', that inhabited the rainforests of Cape York, Cairns, Tully and elsewhere thereabouts; and similar beliefs in the existence of "little hairy men" were entertained in southern Queensland and northern New South Wales tribal folklore.

Described as shy, timid little people less than half the height of an Aboriginal, they were said to live in tribal groups, making crude shelters and stone or wooden tools.

Obviously the Aborigines of Queensland and northern New South Wales were describing the Negrito pygmy-sized natives discovered by anthropologists Norman B Tindale and Professor Joseph Birdsell in 1938. These forest-dwelling natives often possessed reddish hair and their secretive lifestyle gave them an aura of mystery in the Aboriginal psyche.

These little natives were ruthlessly hunted down and killed by the Aborigines at ever opportunity. The Yowies, however, were generally treated with much more respect. Although the Yowies were just as secretive in their wanderings as the unfortunate Negrito pygmy folk, they were far more dangerous.

However, these Yowies pale into insignificance when compared to the true "manimal monsters" of dream-time Australia, the "stone feet" of dim antiquity; huge monstrous beings at least three times the height of the tallest Aboriginal and of which more will be said later.

Gravesend District 1938

Hairy Man

In 1938 on a property called "Malvern" in the Gravesend district, situated on Slaughterhouse Creek, a 'hairy man' was often reported seen and whose appearance became so frequent thereabouts that the locals came up with a pet name for him :the "Wizy Wazy". He was said to be man-sized and had a covering of long, light coloured hair.

Lae District-Bubria-Morobe Province Papua New Guinea 1938

Tall Manbeast

In the Lae district at Bubria, Morobe Province in 1938, a 2.7 tall manbeast was claimed seen by several Australian explorers as he moved among trees on a hillside, scavenging for forest food.

Man-like 'apes' have been cliamed seen by Europeans in this region as far back as the First World War period, some of these accounts concerned tool-carrying hominids.

New Britain 1938

Puri Puri Manbeasts

Prior to 1938 the Puri Puri manbeasts instituted a reign of terror among the native population, for there were frequent sightings claims of the monsters over a wide area of New Britain, but the reports began dropping off over the years as civilisation began to spread on the island.

Natives however, believe the Puri Puri monsters survive today, although reduced in numbers, in the remoter mountainous recesses of the interior.

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