To report a sighting of any Large Black Cat { at Lithgow, Blue Mountains, Kenthurst or anywhere in Australia}, Tasmanian Tiger, Yowie, UFO's or any other type of sighting of any other type of Mysterious Australian Creature you might of have encountered-or, if you have any knowledge of unusual rock
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There is something mysterious about the Australian bush never explained in the tourist brochures. For while this literature reveals the countless floral wonders, the magnificent scenery and the more common birds and marsupials, what is never mentioned is that it can also be very dangerous for the inexperienced to leave the beaten track.

Nor does the tourist literature admit that to catch even a glimpse of some secretive and elusive species it is necessary to tread quietly in the Australian bush. Native animals soon vanish at the sound of noisy humans on the approach.

People have disappeared without trace in these vast, often inaccessible mountain ranges-the New South Wales Southern Alps, the Blue Mountains, the New South Wales north coastal and inland ranges-and the jungles of far north Queensland, to name but some areas. These vast, eerie, sometimes mist-shrouded mountain wilds are impenetrable bastions to the inexperienced and the day-tourist.

There are remote wilderness recesses that no human has yet been able to penetrate. And perhaps this is just as well, for these are the habitats of those mysterious, 'unknown' or long-thought-extinct native animal species never found in the tourist literature-species such as the 'Tasmanian tiger", the "Australian panther", the "Blue Mountains Lion", giant lizards, and the "Australian Bigfoot hominid known as the yowie, to name but a few.

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My late father, Mr W. F {Bill Gilroy}, who introduced me to the Central West, where we found the first stone megatools of the 'Bathurst Giants' and the Tarana Skulls, and who unearthed the Egyptian axe blade at Lapstone Gorge, and whose tales during my childhood of old castles in his native Scotland, inspired within me a deep interest in Ancient History and Archaeology, which has resulted in the book "Pyramids In the Pacific".

Living Fossils from the Dreamtime”- Book

Living Fossils from the Dreamtime”.
Copyright © Rex Gilroy, URU Publications 2007.

This book celebrates Rex Gilroy’s 50th anniversary as the Father of Australian Yowie [ie relict hominology] and Australian Cryptozoology research. In the coming months the Gilroys will release other books on the Yowie, and also an already completed book on Australia ‘big cats’, and other Cryptozoological titles are also forthcoming. However, “The YOWIE – Living fossils from the Dreamtime” is a significant milestone in Australian relict hominology, for it is primarily concerned with the “fossil foundation” of the Yowie mystery.

This book contains hundreds of photographs and diagrams concerning the anatomy and physiology of Australia’s relict hominids, proving the Homo erectus identity of the Yowie in all his forms; ie modern human size, as well as pygmy to giant proportions. Sightings and close encounter reports are also included, but these are secondary to the main purpose of the book, which is to present a scientific basis to the mystery. The authors are able to draw upon their ever-growing collection of fossil hominid skull-types and other skeletal remains, fossil hominid footprints, and crude stone tools from throughout Australia as well as more contemporary evidence.

Our “Australian Yowie Research Centre”, based here at Katoomba, continues to gather evidence from throughout Australia, and indeed Australasia, and this region is also represented in our new book. “The YOWIE – Living Fossils from the Dreamtime” is a book for the serious, thinking researcher. Watch this newsletter and our websites for release date information.

First, a Word about Cryptozoology..continued from above.

My wife Heather and I have backpacked into some of the wildest areas of the NSW Southern Alps, the Blue Mountains, northern NSW and Queensland's Cape York jungles in search of evidence of these 'unknown animals' (and hominids!), and it never ceases to amaze us how little most Australians really know about their country. We have seen regions where television documentary cameramen never tread due to the inaccessibility of these wilds-vast, silent mountain wildernesses that most people know nothing about.

It therefore annoys me no end when scientists, journalists and laymen alike ridicule anyone who has claimed to have seen a Tasmanian tiger, panther, yowie or whatever, for these people usually know absolutely nothing of the habitat in which these creatures live. Until they are willing to forsake the comforts of home and learn how to explore and survive in the remotest regions of the vast Australian bush, they are unqualified to pass judgement. In any case, they have never bothered to study the evidence, and refuse to do so for it is not a recognised subject in the scientific textbooks.

Yet despite their attitude, Australia's 'unknown animals' continue to be seen. The study of worldwide animal species either still unknown to science or else thought long-extinct but which might still exist, is called cryptozoology. Regardless of the many scientists who believe it is a waste of time to pursue such 'mythical' creatures as the panther, giant monitor lizard, yowie, etc., the thousands of sightings reports I have collected from Australia and its neighbouring Pacific islands are more than enough evidence to convince me that many rare and secretive creatures, both land- and sea-dwelling, still await scientific discovery and identification. It is a field of research not always guaranteed to win friends. My relatives regard me as 'mad'.

The scientific community 'blackballed' me long ago. But have Ilost any sleep because of all this? Certainly not! For even if I fail to find physical proof of the yowie or any of our Australian 'unknown' animal species, my wife and I have had the satisfaction of visiting and seeing remote, unknown and spectacular Australian wilderness regions that average Australians have never seen.

So, dear reader, if you ever thought that giant lizards were only found on Kornodo Island, that plesiosaur-type aquatic reptiles were confined to Scotland's Loch Ness, that dinosaurs were extinct, or that relict hominids were confined to America's Pacific North-West and the snowy wastes of the Himalayan mountain ranges, then hold on to your armchair! You are now going to be forced to accept that Australia possesses a whole menagerie of 'unknown' creatures, ignored for far too long and begging for recognition.

Current Assessment of the Rex Gilroy Hominid Skull Collection

This truly unique collection of mineralised skulls and endocasts, the results of over 30 years fieldwork, presents what can only be described as an indisputable case for the evolution of the earliest modern humans [Homo sapiens] in Australia from Homo erectus, prior to the supposed first appearance of modern humans in Africa around 100,000 years ago, and long before the appearance of the earliest Australoids [Aborigines] in Australia by hundreds of thousands of years

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Mysterious Australia

Covering a Cross Section of Australian Cryptozoological & Relict Hominid, UFO& Ancient Astronaut Mysteries, Evidence of 'Lost Civilisations' & Pre-Aboriginal Stone-Age Races.

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Pyramids In The Pacific
The Un-written
History Of Australia

Traces Evidence of Ancient Egyptian, Phoenician, Celtic, Chinese, Spanish, Portuguese and Other pre-Captain Cook Discoveries and Colonisers of Australia.

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Giants From the Dreamtime The Yowie In Myth & Reality

Here is a Scientific Investigation of Australia's very own 'Bigfoot', Crammed with Information & Hundreds of Sightings Reports, Written by Rex Gilroy, Australia's First & Foremost 'Yowie Man', Celebrating 50 Years of Australian Yowie [Relict Hominid] Research.

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Australian UFOs Through TheWindow Of Time

Leading Australian Ufologists Rex & Heather Gilroy Present a Book Filled with Hundreds of UFO Sightings, Close Encounters, ET Abduction Cases, 'Ancient Astronaut' Evidence, and Experiences of People Who Have Stepped Through 'Time Windows'.

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URU - The Lost
Civilisation Of Australia

Evidence that Australia was the True Location of the 'Lost Paradise Traditions of Antiquity which gave Rise to the 'Atlantis' of Plato. The Results of 45 Years Research By Rex Gilroy.

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Out Of The Dreamtime
The Search For Australasia's Unknown Animals

In this, the Most Important Book Ever Written on Australian Cryptozoology, the Gilroys Present over 3,000 Eyewitness Reports and Other Evidence, backed up by Over 780 Photographs, on and Astounding Array of Mysterious & Enigmatic Creatures.

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