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PostPosted: 19-01-2012 23:28    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here we are from Wiki, I know not the best source but frankly where the hell do you start?

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The origin of the term "yowie" in the context of unidentified hominids is unclear. Some nineteenth century writers suggested that it simply arose through the aforementioned Aboriginal legends. Robert Holden recounts several stories that support this from the nineteenth century, including this European account from 1842;
“ The natives of Australia...believe in...[the]Yahoo...This being they describe as resembling a man...of nearly the same height,...with long white hair hanging down from the head over the features...the arms as extraordinarily long, furnished at the extremities with great talons, and the feet turned backwards, so that, on flying from man, the imprint of the foot appears as if the being had travelled in the opposite direction. Altogether, they describe it as a hideous monster of an unearthy character and ape-like appearance.[3] ”
Another story, collected from an Aboriginal source, seems to confirm the creature as a part of the Dreamtime.
“ Old Bungaree a Gunedah aboriginal ...said at one time there were tribes of them [yahoos] and they were the original inhabitants of the country-he said they were the old race of blacks... [The yahoos] and the blacks used to fight and the blacks always beat them but the yahoo always made away...being...faster runners.[4] ”
On the other hand, Jonathan Swift's yahoos from Gulliver's Travels, and European traditions of hairy wild men, are also cited as a possible source.[5]


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yowie

So that hasn't helped. At first glance though you could be forgiven for thinking that Swift has at least had an influence.
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PostPosted: 20-01-2012 09:05    Post subject: Reply with quote

o/r: Thanks for yowie lore via Wiki. As you say, one has got to start somewhere; "go-to" stuff re this matter, is not very obviously to hand for the interested non-specialist.

There are of course, various yowie-specific societies and websites, Australia-based, who no doubt have things to say on the Aboriginal-lore topic. An outfit called AYR (?Australian Yowie Researchers?) comes to mind. I did a quick flip through this thread -- didn't yield much in the way of potential links, except for various mentions of one "Tim the Yowie Man", who seems -- well, a bit odd.

With such "enthusiast" sites, there's always the thing of passionate "believers" so wanting that which they hold to, to be true; that their proffered information can be suspect -- considerable temptation for them to cherry-pick data, and even outright to falsify stuff, to support what they desire to believe.
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PostPosted: 05-12-2012 00:12    Post subject: Interview with yowie witness Reply with quote

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ypewzjxOT8

Frpm CFZ Australia, Tony Healy interviews yowie witness.
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PostPosted: 05-12-2012 09:42    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now Lake George is creepy enough without seeing something like this... Shocked
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PostPosted: 12-05-2013 23:12    Post subject: Short film about the yowie Reply with quote

https://vimeo.com/31986819
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PostPosted: 12-05-2013 23:40    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think this one is better.

https://vimeo.com/5606014
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PostPosted: 01-06-2013 13:21    Post subject: Mulgowie yowie Reply with quote

http://www.qt.com.au/news/legend-of-elusive-yowie-living-on-in-mulgowie/1890848/

Mulgowie yowie
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PostPosted: 01-06-2013 18:50    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laughing from the report:

The Queensland Times wrote:
"I don't know when it started, but the legend of the yowie was talked about when I was a kid."

Meanwhile, Vidler has a hunch the yowie was "a big black dog that lived in the area that had a funny arse on it".


That could only ever come from one country...

Interesting artist's impression, too, given it was described as being quite like an Orang Utan.
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PostPosted: 04-06-2013 00:50    Post subject: Dead yowie? Reply with quote

http://frontiersofzoology.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/the-crypto-crew-is-this-dead-yowie.html

Dead yowie? Dead orang-utan?
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PostPosted: 04-06-2013 15:46    Post subject: Reply with quote

If I came across a dead thing like that and I suspected it MIGHT be a yowie or bigfoot, I'd probably lay it out for a better look. And I wouldn't take just 5 pictures of it. And I wouldn't release just 1 of the 5 pictures showing an unidentifiable pile of hair. I'll raise the BS flag on that one. Wink
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PostPosted: 06-06-2013 10:59    Post subject: Reply with quote

Background foliage and grass doesn't look very Australian.
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PostPosted: 09-06-2013 04:03    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can't say either way on the foliage. Depends on where it was found.

The fur looks to me like either a sloth or a Wookiee costume. Or maybe a silky terrier, although it does look a bit big.
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PostPosted: 09-06-2013 20:27    Post subject: Reply with quote

Perhaps what we're seeing is the aftermath of a collision between two silky terriers.
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PostPosted: 20-06-2013 23:29    Post subject: Yowie sighting Reply with quote

http://www.northernstar.com.au/news/call-it-what-you-will-a-yeren-a-yeti-or-a-yowie-bu/1908497/

Yowie sighting
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PostPosted: 13-04-2014 17:00    Post subject: Cropper and Gilroy on the yowie Reply with quote

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2601182/The-myth-mystery-Australias-answer-Big-Foot-bush-monster-Yowie.html

Australian ape-men
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