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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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Mt irvine 1984

Three small black Natives

In August 1984 Mr Norman Pine and Miss Jacquelin Woodward were hiking in the Mt Irvine region west of Kurrajong Heights. Finding the tracks of a dingo they decided to try and follow them. It was while they were standing upon a rock overlooking scrub that they saw, moving through trees below them, three small black natives, the tallest of which was no more than about 1.3 m. As the little figures moved on they decided not to attempt to follow them.

Curtis Island June 1984

Large fossil man-like Footprint

Evidence of the existence in Tasmania of another people in ice-age times recently came to light in the Franklin river rock shelters. Primitive stone tools of Java type appearance were found by archaeologists together with remains of cooked meals dating no later than 14,000 and 20,000 years BP.

Furthermore, on lonely Curtis Island, once part of the Bass Strait land-bridge, this author, in the course of an expedition there in June 1984, found a large fossil man-like footprint. These finds make it quite clear that the Tasmanian Aborigines were not alone.

Other men, or near-men shared the island long after its separation from the Victorian mainland. Among these were obviously a race of primitive creatures, known by various names but all describing beings of often large muscular build. Something out of the ordinary, a "great hairy man".

Cooma 1984

Upright walking two legged Creature

Mr Norm Rayner of Cooma was working as a roof tiler with another man on a farming property one day in 1984. With them were four children. As they sat down to lunch their attention was drawn to the commotion being caused by a flock of sheep and a few horses in a paddock near the farm house.

To Quote Mr Rayner:

"There were dogs on the property and they were barking like crazy.""The sheep and horses all seemed to run to one corner of the property. They were in a real panic." "Then we saw what had scared them. Across the same paddock about 300-400 metres away from us was an upright walking, two-legged creature and much bigger than a man, about 2.3 to 2.6 m in height and brown in colour."

"The creature was moving in a fast loping gait, like an ape but upright. It definitely was not a man. It moved across the paddock to the base of a hill, which it climbed, to disappear over the summit. The whole incident was over in about 10 minutes." Needless to say, the group was rather shaken by this experience. An interesting aspect of this story is that it took place on an extensive tract of cleared land.

Hairy ape-like Beast

Also according to Norman Rayner, in 1984 a 12 year old boy, Kevin Martin, was out walking in bushland on his father's farming property 3 km from Cooma, when, barely a few metres ahead of him, he came face-to-face, with a hairy, ape-like beast, very big and tall. The creature, which towered over the boy, turned around and immediately moved off quickly in the other direction.

At the same time a terrified Kevin "took off"home as fast as his legs could carry him. When he arrived back at his house he looked 'as white as a ghost' to his parents as he blurted out his terrifying experience to them. As a result of his meeting with the monster, Kevin these days never ever ventures out alone into the Cooma bushland. The creatures described by Norman Rayner appear more Gigantopithecine than man-like.

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