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The Yowie
     

The Yowie

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by Tony Healy, Paul Cropper
 
Australia's most baffling zoological mystery!

During the early colonial era, Australia's Aborigines often warned British settlers to beware of huge, ape-like creatures that lurked in the rugged mountains and deep forests of the island continent. Their people, they said, had been encountering the hairy horrors since time immemorial. They knew them by many

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Australia's most baffling zoological mystery!

During the early colonial era, Australia's Aborigines often warned British settlers to beware of huge, ape-like creatures that lurked in the rugged mountains and deep forests of the island continent. Their people, they said, had been encountering the hairy horrors since time immemorial. They knew them by many names,
including doolagarl, thoolagarl, jurrawarra and tjangara.

Soon the colonists, too, began to experience hair-raising encounters with the hulking, foul-smelling creatures, which they referred to as "Australian apes",
"yahoos" or "youries". Today, they are generally referred to as yowies. The list of modern-day eyewitnesses includes zoologists, rangers, surveyors and members of the elite Special Air Service Regiment.

This book chronicles the yowie saga from the pre-colonial era to the present day.
It contains over 300 carefully documented eyewitness reports and a vast amount of other data, much of which suggests that the damnably elusive creatures really do exist. The authors also critically examine the many theories that have been put forward to explain - or explain away - Australia's most baffling zoological mystery.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781933665160
Publisher:
Anomalist Books
Publication date:
11/01/2006
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.70(d)

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The Yowie: In Search of Australia's Bigfoot 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
suebee62 More than 1 year ago
Indepth research on the subject of Australian's version of BIGFOOT/SASQUATCH which is called YOWIE. It discusses the historical perspective of this creature going back into history with the legend told by the Aborigines people. The colonization of Australia by the Europeans and printed newspapers spread the stories about sightings of hairy men, monkeys, apes, gorillas etc.. The Yowie is like a Bigfoot exactly with the same traits, habits etc... If your into the Bigfoot thing you will love this. It is well written and researched and easy reading. I found it very interesting and hard to put down. I stayed up until 4 a.m. to finish the book. I couldn't put it down. It talks about all the sightings from thousands of years ago by the Aborigine until the 1800's by the European settlers to Australia up until present day 2006. One very interesting story about the people with BIGFOOT/YOWIE coming in their yard every night and looking in the window and other type encounters.