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Outside Oberon 1996

Pgymy Sized Natives

To the north of the Kanangra Boyd wilderness lies the Oberon/Essington district, in ancient times an extension of this wilderness but now largely open farmland with scattered areas of gum forest. It is from these areas that farmers have on occasions claimed not only sightings of Yowies, but also little pygmy-size Aboriginal-like natives.

Take for example the following remarkable sighting a close friend of the author's whose honesty I can personally vouch for - Joy Colley. One late afternoon in the summer of 1996 Joy was driving down a dirt road outside Oberon, when suddenly ahead of her she saw a small, child-size male figure no more than at least a metre in height, and clothed in an animal hide [kangaroo] cloak, dash across the road to quickly crouch down in a deep gutter on the left side of the road.

Joy pulled up to get a better look at the little creature, at which it took off, running along the side of a wire fence, through which it escaped across a paddock, heading in the direction of the Kanangra Boyd wilderness to the south. Yet the Kanangra Boyd wilderness is still quite a few kilometres away across largely open country. How had the little creature been able to penetrate so far into open farmland where he could not have escaped being seen for very long, Joy wondered.

Obviously he, and perhaps others, had been exploring beyond their wilderness environment at night, and perhaps this little native had become separated from the group, probably forced to spend the day hiding in the nearest patch of scrub, and had begun trying to find his way back to the Kanangra forests and the rest of his tribe as darkness approached, when Joy encountered him.

Ross New Zealand 1996

Homo erectus Evidence

Earlier, during our May-June 1996 New Zealand field investigation, at a point just north of the west coast town of Ross in South Island, Heather and I found, protruding from ancient stratas nearby a long dried-up inlet about 1km in from the ocean, four crude implements, consisting of a large, 28cm wide by 16.5cm long chopping tool, together with another 11cm by 10cm chopper; a 9.5cm by 9.5cm bone smashing pebble tool, and a hand-axe measuring 10.5cm wide by 14.8cm long.

I recognised these implements as being identical to Homo erectus examples found by me in the New England district of northern NSW. Three days later Heather and I found other former occupation sites of this Homo erectus-type people in the Te Anau Downs, containing primitive choppers, scraping, cutting and bone-smashing tools; all of which showed these people had roamed the edges of the former glaciers, following the Moa food chain.

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