From the Dreamtime the Yowie In Myth And Reality
or Yarhoo or Yowrie 1949 Large Footprints
example: the 'Queenbeyan Age' (4/9/76 published a letter by a Mr Knowles
who related back in 1949, he was living and working in the Araluen area
between Braidwood and the South coast.
in an area west of Moruya along the Deua River often spoke of what they
called a Yowroo or Yarhoo or Yowrie to describe the creature. Twice
in 20 years I found footprints-once on the riverbank area and once in
a scrub area-that could not be identified as being those of any known
Mr Knowles said
there was an area of bush that was completely without any signs of wildlife.
I have lived in the bush most of my life and the area was definitely
eerie. You always had the feeling something or somebody was watching
you. Stock that wandered into the area disappeared without explanation
and no remains were ever found.
There was definitely
something unknown in that area, just 16km inland from Moruya on the
Araluen road," he said. Mr Knowles said the footprints he and others
sighted were definitely five-toed and of "considerable depth in
river sand". "In one set of footprints, I personally saw the
distance between them was up to 2.3m. I am convinced that something
different was definitely in that area near Moruya, "he said.