The Great Serpent of the Mallee Scrub

Throughout 1847, the elusive aquatic monster known as the Bunyip was causing somewhat of a sensation across Australia. It all began when famed Australian explorer William Hovell, writing in the Sydney Morning Herald on 9 February 1847, announced that a Bunyip skull had apparently been discovered by a Mr Fletcher along the banks of the…

Yowie killed on the road to Cooma in 1893?

While delivering his goods to the Southern Tablelands township of Captain’s Flat, Braidwood cordial maker Arthur Marrin’s dog suddenly ran out from the bushes and off down the road in a terrible fright. Something had really spooked Marrin’s canine companion. Arthur Marrin soon discovered the object of his dog’s intense fear when a large, hairy…

The Yahoo, Gubri Man, Hoori Woman & Rock Dog

“As far back as I can remember, the yarn of the Hairy Man was told in the Blue Mountain district of New South Wales. It scared children coming home by bush tracks from school and boys out late after lost cows; and even grown bushmen, when going along a lonely track after sunset, would hold…

When Yowies attack!

Mostly, encounters with Australia’s Yowie are fleeting. A glimpse of a large, hairy animal running upright through the bush and disappearing behind the thick undergrowth, the sounds of heavy, thumping footsteps, thick tree branches snapping like twigs – and then silence. As a clear sign of intelligence in the elusive creatures, Yowies it seems, prefer…