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This site is composed of extracts from Rex Gilroy’s Book: Giants from the Dreamtime - The Yowie in Myth & Reality [copyright (c) 2001 Rex Gilroy, Uru Publications.
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Kow Swamp Remains 1967

Ancient burial Sites

In 1967, at Kow Swamp in northern Victoria, archaeologists found ancient burial sites between 15,000 and 9,000 years old. The skeletons unearthed display anatomical features distinct to those of modern Aboriginals. These people were far more robust and heavily built in physical appearance, for their skulls were very thick, longer and larger than any modern Aboriginal types, with receding foreheads and thick eyebrow ridges, huge cheek bones, jaws and teeth.

Northern Victorian tribes once spoke of a race of primitive, stone tool-making people that roamed the Kow district of northern Victoria, and who differed physically from the Aborigines. In 1967 archaeologists excavated fossil remains at Kow Swamp of a people whose skulls displayed facial features of Homo erectus [Java man] appearance [see Chapter Four].

Tidbinbilla 1967

Large hominid Footprints

It was in the wild mountain country of Tidbinbilla to the west of Canberra that, one dark winter's night in 1967, Mr John Green and a friend, Mr John Fisher, were woken up on Mr green's farm, by loud noises coming from the stables area.

They got out of their beds quickly to investigate. When they dashed outside, torches in hand, they found a large hole kicked in the barn wall and an old horse missing. A search for the horse that night failed, but in the morning they finally discovered it, far away up the end of a paddock, trembling with fear. Large hominid footprints were found about the barn.

Hairy man-ape Creature

Some weeks after this incident, a group of hikers caught sight of a 2.6m tall, hairy man-ape creature standing on a nearby rocky promontory in that same area. Could it have been the same mystery intruder on John green's farm?

Turon River 1967

A big hairy Thing

"Red Jack Ellis", a local identity, told George and Janice on another occasion that he could take them into areas where the monsters have been claimed seen. Jack's daughter, when 12 years old, in 1967 was with her father and mother being driven across one of the concrete weirs of the Turon River late one moonlit night, when she asked them if she could dangle her feet in the water for a few minutes. Jack agreed and pulled up.

As she put her feet in the water one of the thongs she was wearing fell off and floated away downstream. The girl chased after her thong down and around a curve in the river, and waded out into the water to get it. Then, turning to wade back to the bank, she was confronted by a huge creature, standing there on the bank looking at her in the moonlight.

The beast, she described, was "a big hairy thing at least 2.4m tall." She ran through the water and down the bank to the car. She was "white as a ghost" and couldn't talk about her experience. In fact, she never told anyone about what she had seen that had frightened her so much until several years later. The spot where the girl had come face to face with the hairy giant was the same spot on the Turon River where George and Janice Gibbs were to have their own experience with a manbeast ten years later!

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