From the Dreamtime the Yowie In Myth And Reality
Mr. Bates, first
heard of the Yowies about 1905, while a child growing up at Caroda,
which lies between Narrabri and Bingara.
Yet as he grew older Mr Bates
became sceptical of the 'hairy man' tales of his childhood. That was,
until one evening in 1925, when he met a man at Glendon near Singleton.
After learning that Mr Bates
was a member of an old Pioneer family in that district, he asked him
if he had ever heard of the 'Coories' [pronounced Coo-e-e-es] that once
lived out in the scrub behind Minimbah Station during the pioneer days.
The man stated that his family
had not only heard about, but also seen some of these strange creatures
during the later part of the 19th century.
The Coories, he said, stood
around 2.6 m tall, the males being very strong, muscular brutes, with
deeply set eyes, and curly body hair; that on their heads being about
8 cm in length.