This book is the result of many years of painstaking research, for like my previous book, “Giants
from the Dreamtime – The Yowie in Myth and Reality” [URU Publications 2001] it contains the
results of 50 years research on the mystery of the ‘hairy man’.
Yet it is now certain that the identity of the Yowie is known, for the fossil evidence already
presented points to Homo erectus and his giant and pygmy offshoots as the beings upon which the
Aboriginal ‘hairy man’ tradition was based.
“Giants from the Dreamtime – The Yowie in Myth and Reality” primarily concerns itself with
sightings claims of these hominids dating back from early European settlement times to the present, as
well as ancient Aboriginal myths and legends of these beings, There was also much fossil and other
scientific evidence presented to back up the theory of these ‘relict hominids’ survival into modern times
in remote regions of Australia’s interior. Relict hominid accounts from island south-east Asia, New
Guinea and island Melanesia as well as New Zealand were also included.
Giants from the Dreamtime” is now recognised as THE textbook on the subject of Australian
relict hominid research. Yet Heather and I realised that there was a need for an even deeper scientific
examination of the mystery, thus “The Yowie Mystery – Living Fossils from the Dreamtime” fills this
gap, for in presenting the very ‘archaeology of the Yowie’ we are providing actual fossil evidence for
the former existence of these direct ancestors of ourselves.
What this book therefore presents is the ‘fossil foundation’ as it were for Australian relict hominid research.
In presenting this scientific approach to the Yowie mystery, we believe that we are bringing
respectability to this research and at the same time winning back the credibility which it has
unfortunately lost, due to the mindless antics of certain plagiarists of my researches who, although
possessing no real physical evidence of their own, have gone out of their way to attempt to discredit my
own lifetime’s researches, as well as all that Heather and I have accomplished together in our 35 years
To the delight of an ignorant media who know nothing about this research and are forever on
the lookout for sensational “comedy relief”, these plagiarists organise well-publicised sham “Yowie
hunts”, producing questionable footprint plaster casts and even more questionable video footage of
supposed gorilla-like Yowies seen in the bush, as well as photographs of same.
Such so-called ‘evidence’
has brought discredit, not only upon themselves, but worse still, upon the very subject that they dare to
claim to be “world authorities” on!
One prominent individual who loves to hug the media and who stole my “Yowie Man” title, is
nothing more than a loud-mouthed, self-promoting buffoon who in his efforts to catch the public eye
has appeared on television on one occasion dressed in an ape suit jumping up and down before the
camera making ridiculous grunting sounds – sounds made by the Yowie he said!
In another interview
he was filmed perched on a tree limb. And on one American radio program he did not stop at
slandering me and my lifetime’s natural science researches as a joke. Without any real evidence of his
own, he dismissed my [then] 45 years of research as nothing, and in his usual loud-mouth fashion,
proceeded to argue that he “took over my ‘Yowie Man’ title because Rex Gilroy had not attempted to make money
out of the Yowie, so he’s only got himself to blame. I’m the real Yowie Man because I’ve learnt more about the Yowie in 4
years than Rex Gilroy has in 45”!
I have now been researching the Yowie mystery for the past 50 years and would ask the ‘gentleman’ in the monkey suit how, by what miracle he is able to become a real ‘expert’ on this subject
in just 4 years and what he hopes to achieve from all his mindless publicity-seeking antics?
This loudmouth has actually stated that he is on the very ‘cutting edge’ of Yowie research. If so,
then what evidence has he acquired? So far he does not appear to have presented any real evidence at
My wife and I, on the other hand can produce a wealth of historical information, which besides
early European settlers’ accounts, suggests that far earlier mariners who sailed to these shores, including
the ancient Chinese, were somehow aware of the “hairy man” under a variety of different names,including ‘Yowie’ and variations of same, obviously obtained from our Aborigines. And then there are
the countless ancient Aboriginal myths and legends of these beings.
We also have a collection of plaster casts of probable Yowie footprints, yet these do not look at
all like the questionable specimens produced by our rivals.
These five-minute ‘experts’ and ‘world authorities’ on the Yowie, for all their bluster cannot
produce even one scrap of physical evidence. We on the other hand have gathered a growing array of
fossil hominid skull-types and other skeletal remains to support the Yowie/Homo erectus link. We
have gathered a vast array of primitive, Eolithic stone tools of early Pleistocene-Pliocene times and can
show links between ancient Homo erectus implements and present-day, recently manufactured stone
tools recovered by us in remote areas and rock shelters.
What then sir, can you place on the table to rival our evidence?
Australian Yowie Research Centre,
Monday 25th June 2007