Footprints Evidence of Yowie
'The prints, from which Mr. Gilroy produced plaster casts are now displayed in his museum, the Kedumba Nature Display, Kedumba Emporium, Echo Point Road, Katoomba where he has recently established the 'Australiann Yowie Research Centre.'
"Yowie sightings by Europeans throughout eastern Australia date from the earliest years of settlement.
"The first person to see a Yowie in the Jamieson Valley was a Mr. J. H. Campbell in 1875 and sightings persist to the present day," said Mr. Gilroy.
Mr. Gilroy has himself seen the Yowie. On August 7, 1970, while exploring bush below the Ruined Castle rock fonnation, he caught sight of a tall ape-like animal moving through the trees.
"Mr. Gilroy is currently writing a book about the Yowie. He emphatically denies that he is pulling everyone's leg.
"I have already had to put up with years of ridicule for my belief in the Yowie's existence, but I believe the evidence speaks for itself. All I ask people is to keep an open mind on the matter.
"After all, there are still thousands of square miles of largely unexplorerd and impenetrable mountainous country throughout eastern Australia in which any Strange or unknown animals could remain hidden from man for thousands of years," he said.