From the Dreamtime the Yowie In Myth And Reality
Boys High 1957
myths & legends Book
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.
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.
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.
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.