From the Dreamtime the Yowie In Myth And Reality
'Whaar Whaar' 1907
50 years ago, Mr Albert James Underhill, an experienced bushman and
drover was camped in the vicinity of the Ruined Castle, south of Katoomba.
As he sat by his campfire prior to sleeping, a large dark shape emerged
from the nearby bush. All that Mr Underhill could see in the dim light
was what appeared to be a tall man-like shape at least 2.3 m in height.
The figure made a loud grunting noise and emerged back into the darkness.
Mr Underhill was
no stranger to the Yowie. In 1907 as a young sheep shearer, he was camped
on the Bukalong River, near Wee Jasper, in the NSW (New South Wales)
Southern Highlands with a group of other shearers. He decided not to
pitch his tent near the other men and picked out a grassy spot near
a cockatoo fence, some distance away. He pitched his tent with the back
to fence, and after the evening meal retired to his bunk to read by
the light of a candle.
he was disturbed by what he thought, was a bullock with something in
its throat (as he later described it), it made a grunting, coughing
noise. He also thought it to be a heavy beast, judging from the sounds
of the twigs crackling beneath its feet. It was coming from the bush
on the other side of the cockatoo fence, at the head of his bead. As
he listened it came nearer, then all was quiet for a while, no doubt
while the beast checked the tent.
Then from right
beneath tent it roared, "Whaar!, Whaar!." With that Mr Underhill
bounded out of his tent, grabbing a spare tent pole, and wheeling it
around over his head, yelled for all his worth. The beast ran off in
the direction from which it had come, still making its strange call
from time to time, until it faded in the distance. Of course the other
men heard the sounds also, but none had any answer as to what it could
1907 a 15 year old boy, Fred Ball of Sussex Inlet saw a'Doolagarl' in
the bush on a rocky crest in full view of him. It moved off into thick
scrub, leaving an "overpowering smell".
smell, sometimes associated with the Yowie, will figure later in many
sightings reports. But then, these hairy primitives do not necessarily
wash themselves as normal, modern humans normally do!.....