From the Dreamtime the Yowie In Myth And Reality
Mountain Bega 1909
metre tall hairy Man
Snowy Mountains region for the far south coastal and inland districts,
we find another area rich in 'hairy man' folklore. About 1909, a Mr.
Charles saw a two-metre-tall hairy man in bushland oh his remote farm
near the base of Mammoth Mountain outside Bega. The man-beast was observing
him as he went about his work cutting timber. When he stopped to observe
the hairy visitor it turned and walked off back into the scrub.
Up the coast
from Bega is Narooma, where early settler's tales are still recalled
by residents; such as the story of Mr George H Warren, who as a young
schoolboy about 1909, was swimming in a waterhole one day with other
youths below the "Ben Paddock" near Nerrigundah.
All of a sudden the boys
heard a terrific roaring sound coming from the nearby scrub. Looking
in the direction of the sound, they saw a large animal;, black-haired
and similar looking to an Orangutan, in the act of tearing back the
scrub with powerful arms and emitting roaring sounds at them. The youths
quickly gathered up their belongings and ran from the waterhole in great
terror. Once again, we see in this
description a Gigantopithecine, rather than more human creature.
metre tall hairy man
About 1909 a Mr Charles,
while cutting timber on his remote farm near the base of Mammoth Mountain
outside Bega,. saw a 2 metre tall "hairy man" observing him
as he went about his task, but when he stopped the hairy visitor turned
and walked off back into the scrub.