From the Dreamtime the Yowie In Myth And Reality
1931 Mr Bates met an 81 year old man while at Brookfield near Dungog,
from whom he learnt that these Coories also roamed the Canobolas mountains
outside Orange, in the Central West.
Although the old man had never
seen one himself, he related that his father and a number of other early
settlers of the Canobolas district had claimed to have seen them during
the previous century.
These, and other similar
traditions soon convinced Mr Bates that the accounts of 'hairy man'
encounters were more than mere bushman's tall tales.