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DNA Research Findings 1987

Homo erectus in Australia

From highly technical DNA research findings published in 1987, leading American geneticist, Dr Allan C Wilson [University of Hawaii], suggests genetic traits among the Australian Aborigines point to the earlier presence of Homo erectus on this continent.

He is joined by Oxford University, UK scientist Dr. Jeremy Cherfas, who suggests Homo erectus may have entered Australia by 400,000 years ago, to evolve into the earliest modern humans, who eventually spread out into the rest of the world. To date , all that has been lacking to complete the anthropological gap in Australian human prehistory knowledge, to the satisfaction of scientists, has been the discovery of actual Homo erectus fossil remains.

I believe I now have that evidence.

DNA Research Findings 1987

2.1 metre tall hairyman-like Monster

Stories of the still-wild Negrito people of Queensland's far north aside, of all the mysteries of this vast, inaccessible region, none is more mysterious to the inhabitants than those of the 'hairy man', or Imjim, and the even more gigantic Turramulli.

"Don't travel on the road at night, or you might meet up with the 'hairy man'," local cattlemen and others tell visitors to Cooktown!

Old Aboriginal traditions tell of 'Turrmullies' inhabiting the Black Mountains and roaming the vast tracts of scrubland of the Cooktown hinterland. Their often huge footprints have been claimed found on the banks of the Annan River west of the town.

By day locals move about these areas and on remote cattle stations - often with firearms for protection - and by night they prefer the safety of their homes.

Many Cooktown and Mt Molloy locals maintain that groups of Imjim still inhabit the Lookout Range west of the town, from whence they emerge to roam the forests on the outskirts of Cooktown.

"They also move about in the Battle Camp Range. I've heard of sightings from old-timers long ago around Lakeland [on the western side of the range]. There have also been some young blokes out camping on Butchers Hill a few years back, who were frightened out of their socks at the sight of a 7ft [2.1m] tall hairy man-like monster. They said he emerged from bushes near their camp at sundown, stood and looked at them, then casually walked away into the surrounding scrub," said one old timer, Jimmy Archer, in a letter to me in 1987.

Allan Robinson Interview 1987

Jim Jim-the little hairy People

Side by side with the giants there also dwelt the 'little hairy people'. Known in many parts of the Gulf country across into Arnhem Land and the Kimberley as the 'Jim Jim', the "little hairy people" are often confused with the Mimi, the fairy fold or stick people that live in caverns, and who emerge at night to drag unwary Aborigines down into their underground world to devour them!

The "little hairy people" gave their name to Jim Jim Falls where, I was informed by noted explorer Allan Robinson in 1987, the pygmy folk are believed to inhabit the territory above the falls, situated on the South Alligator River 180 miles south-east of Darwin, in Kakadoo National Park.

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