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…

Jerrawerra: the short, hairy man of the woods

In the rugged mountain ranges that rise up from the fertile river plains of the Macleay and Clarence valleys on the north coast of New South Wales, a short, hairy creature the local Aborigines called Jerrawerra was once said to live. In a letter to The Clarence and Richmond Examiner of Grafton on 31 July…

Stone-throwing Yowie stalks four terrified stockmen

Early one evening in 1892, four experienced stockmen were relaxing by the river, doing a spot of fishing after a hard day in the saddle mustering cattle, when someone, or something, began throwing stones at them. What followed was a terrifying night for the four stockmen, as they were stalked through the bush for hours…