From the Dreamtime the Yowie In Myth And Reality
In 1947 a group
of Aboriginal stockmen south of Victoria Downs [Northern Territory]
on the South Australian side of the border, on a cattle track in the
Musgrave Ranges, spotted a 4m tall Narragun observing their cattle mustering
activities from among trees.
The men pursued
the beast into a dry creek bed, where they emptied their rifles into
They were afraid
to speak of the incident for some days. Finally in company of several
white stockmen they returned to the scene of the shooting. The body
was gone. Drag marks showed it had been removed, presumably by one or
more of its own kind.
took the young men to task, saying the creature should not have been
It is just one
of many 'bushman's yarns' told along the dusty cattle tracks of Australia's
desolate interior. Yarns? Even so, Aboriginal and also white stockmen
believe them and keep close to their fire at night, guns at the ready,
alert to every sound that might suggest the approach of a hairy shape
from out of the darkness.