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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

Liverpool Boys High 1957

Aboriginal myths & legends Book

Three personal experiences can be said to have spurred me on in my quest; namely, my first meeting with the Yowie in some long-forgotten Aboriginal myths and legends book when I was 14 years of age and a student at Liverpool Boys High School outside of Sydney in 1957; and my two possible Yowie sightings in Jamieson Valley, south of Katoomba, and more recently, an encounter on the NSW Central Coast, all to be fully dealt with in the course of this book.

Indeed, the origins of this book can be said to be traced back to that day in 1957, when I read that other book in the High School library. The creature described in those ancient legends did not at all compare with the traditional 'Bunyip' tales of the aborigines, but rather some primitive hominid from the dawn of Man. If I recall correctly, I was already regarded as a "bit odd" by my fellow students and teachers alike, for my fascination with the Loch Ness Monster, the Yeti and other 'unknown' animal species.

That the vast and inaccessible mountain ranges of Australia might still hide remnant populations of long thought extinct species, such as the Tasmanian Tiger, did not at all seem altogether impossible to me. It is now many years since that day in 1957, that I had my first meeting with the 'hairy man' in the Liverpool Boys High School Library with the Aboriginal myths and legends book.

Since those early days of my search, I have never given up my enthusiasm nor my faith in the existence of these Australian survivors from the dawn of Man, and I hope that this book will serve as an encouragement to others who share my enthusiasm and dedication. The available evidence, namely the Mudgee Homo erectus skull and recently manufactured stone tools revealed in this book, is enough to indicate that there really is 'something' lurking 'out there' in the vast, mysterious Australian bush in need of a proper scientific investigation.

From the mass of past and present-day sightings reports and fresh footprint discoveries, it should be obvious to university anthropologists that the Yowie mystery should be given more attention than it has had in the past. I would like to believe that some more open-minded scientist will read this book, and from the mass of circumstantial evidence I have presented, realise that there is a major anthropological mystery which has gone ignored for too long, by a scientific establishment which has hitherto made no attempt to investigate it.

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