By Tony Healy,Paul Cropper
During the early colonial period, Australia's Aborigines usually warned British settlers to watch out for large, ape-like creatures that lurked within the rugged mountains and deep forests of the island continent. Their humans, they acknowledged, have been encountering the furry horrors considering the fact that time immemorial. They knew them through many names, together with "doolagarl," "thoolagarl," "jurrawarra," and "tjangara."
Soon the colonists, too, started to adventure hair-raising encounters with the hulking, foul-smelling creatures, which they known as "Australian apes," "yahoos," or "youries." at the present time, they're regularly known as yowies. The checklist of modern day eyewitnesses comprises zoologists, rangers, surveyors, and individuals of the elite distinctive Air carrier Regiment.
This ebook chronicles the yowie saga from the pre-colonial period to the current day. It comprises over three hundred conscientiously documented eyewitness reviews and an enormous volume of alternative information, a lot of which means that the damnably elusive creatures relatively do exist. The authors additionally severely research the various theories which have been recommend to provide an explanation for -- or clarify away -- Australia's so much baffling zoological mystery.
PAUL CROPPER turned interested by the yowie secret in 1976, whilst he exposed a number of long-forgotten eyewitness stories in colonial-era newspapers. even though then purely 14 years previous, he begun traveling the Blue Mountains, to the west of his domestic in Sydney, looking for facts of the creatures' life.
Canberra-based TONY HEALY, who had already develop into intrigued via the bigfoot/sasquatch phenomenon whereas operating in Canada in 1969, additionally turned fascinated with yowie examine within the mid-1970s.
Since 1981 they've got collaborated on many initiatives, particularly in co-authoring "Out of the Shadows: secret Animals of Australia," which contained a long bankruptcy in regards to the elusive yowie. during the last 30 years they've got looked for lake monsters, bushy giants, out-of-place monstrous cats, and different semi-legendary animals in Fiji, North the US, the Bahamas, Iceland, eire, nice Britain, Nepal, Malaysia, and in each kingdom and territory of Australia.
"The Yowie is a milestone work...It isn't any small feat to create a vintage and thorough reference ebook that's simply readable by way of either the typical individual and the hardcore researcher yet this is often what Healy and Cropper have done..." -- Craig Heinselman, Crypto
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