From the Dreamtime the Yowie In Myth And Reality
Mountains Investigations 1991
sightings reported occur around June
1991 my wife Heather and I made an extensive visit to the Snowy Mountains,
during which we climbed Mount Kosciusko to investigate the locations
of many reports I have received from this region over the years.
It is a barren,
desolate, windswept and generally inhospitable place for humans to be
trapped in. How, then, are our Australian man-beasts able to survive
among the rocks of this rugged massif? It may seem unlikely but they
The Snowy Mountains region has produced a great many hairy man-beast
reported to me by property owners of the Providence Portal area near
Cabramurra have confirmed my own research findings which show that many
of these reports occur about June, following the first winter snowfall,
when the animal life of the high country migrates into the lower regions
to escape the excessively cold conditions of the mountain tops.
It is at this time that sightings of man-beasts or discoveries of their
footprints, often on snow covered ground, are most prevelant.
erectus Discoveries 1991
It was while
on a visit to the Nundle State Forest area, east of Hanging Rock, together
with my wife Heather, on January 21st, that I stumbled upon an open
area atop a deep gully overlooking a vast wilderness that stretched
to the eastern horizon.
the area I found a number of what were undoubtedly only weeks old, crudely
flaked stone tools; scrapers, choppers and other implements.
a few days I had found another site containing crude choppers and scrapers,
once again situated in a very remote, out of the way area of dense bushland;
tools that appeared to be only a few months old.
I have seen
primitive implements of identical appearance over the past few years
at other locations, scattered about the former shoreline of a long-vanished
giant lake system that covers a vast area to the west of Tamworth, and
which had been part of an extensive series of inter-connecting lakes
extending north-west to Moree and southward down towards Mudgee during
the last ice-age.
Yet the crude
implements found around this former lake pre-dated any Aboriginal examples
and are identical to those manufactured by Home erectus in Java and
lake systems in question dried up within the last 15,000 years, although
deposits near Attunga, to the north of Tamworth, where the first Homo
erectus tools were identified by me in 1991, date back around 400,000
hundreds of square kilometres, these great water supplies would have
attracted primitive Homo erectus people and later humans, who fed upon
the abundant fish, giant marsupial and other fauna that roamed the shores.
based upon the available evidence, that wandering groups of Homo erectus
people, having entered Australia over a vast period of time, penetrated
the Central West/New England region, to congregate around the shores
of these vast lakes, and gradually evolve into the first modern humans,
who in turn eventually spread northwards beyond Australia.
That this region
was the very epicentre of modern human evolution is a proposition which
only future archaeological discoveries can vindicate. Yet wherever that
'epicentre' was, there can be little doubt that it was somewhere on
It was from
Alice Springs Aborigine, Jack Adams that I learnt the following information
in 1991: "The Panklanka People relish the taste of aboriginal flesh, and
will kill any aboriginal man, woman or child that happen to cross their
path, and they also kill and eat any white people they catch too."
"They carry big wooden clubs with which they kill their victims.
If they eat them raw on the spot they will cut them up with big stone
knives. These monsters are so big and tall that they are able to tuck
the bodies of people they have killed into belts of hair-string around
their waist if they want to carry them back to their camps for cooking."
they cook an Aborigine they crush the bones with their big, powerful
hands, or pound away at the body with a club. Then they break the back
into sections and remove the intestines, and bury the body in an earth
trench. A fire is then lit above it just like we cook kangaroos."
the body is cooked it is dismembered; first by breaking the spine, and
then removing the chest and ribs with a big stone knife. Sometimes those
big blokes won't eat the head right away. Instead, they stick it in
the fork of a tree high up above the ground to eat later."
dark long-haired man-like Creature
Littlemore, of Melbourne, informed me that, one day in January 1991,
he was hiking on the Brodribb River north of Orbost, when he met with
three other campers walking hurriedly along a bush track. They told
him they had just seen a large, dark long-haired, man-like creature
further up the track at a creek.
he was a sceptic about such things at this time and only ridiculed their
story, continuing on along the track. However, when he reached the creek
bank he came upon a number of large "man-ape" [as he called
them] like footprints in the mud. They were at least twice the size
of a normal adult human foot.
was also an almost overpowering decaying stench about the area, but
I couldn't see any dead animal. It was then that I began to get an uneasy
There were sounds
of snapping foliage in the nearby scrub, and I caught sight of a tall,
dark figure moving among the trees." "I waited
no longer and quickly retreated the way I had come.
Although I have
been a sceptic in the past about paranormal and unexplained mysteries,
I'm a little more open-minded now, particularly on the subject of the
collected a number of local ancient Aboriginal traditions of the 'hairy
man' of north-eastern Victoria; but when he consulted university anthropologists
about them, these 'scientists' dismissed them as nothing more than mere
Yet such Aboriginal
narratives are not to be so light-heartedly dismissed as mere primitive
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].
And, I would
like to further point out, many Aboriginal oral traditions have a base
of scientific fact. The great flood theme, when the ice-age withdrew
85 m of water from the oceans, to form land-bridges between continents
and then, later, when the ice-caps melted and inundated the land-bridges,
Rock Area 1991
hairy male Creature
Then in March
1991 a lone tourist while bushwalking above the gorge near 'Hanging
Rock', sighted a tall hairy male creature about 2.6m in height, as it
ambled along a bush track in a gully below. He watched the creature
with binoculars for a few minutes until it moved out of sight among
Most of the locals need little convincing of the existence of these
primitive, hairy hominids in the wilderness around them and have many
personal experiences to relate.
In the Cameron
Mountains, inland from the south-west tip of South Island, during November
1991, campers found several 45cm long, 'man-ape' footprints in dense
forest. The tracks were barely an hour old, so the men abandoned their
camp and moved elsewhere.