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Homo erectus the ORIGIN of the Yowie

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Giants From the Dreamtime
The Yowie in Myth and Reality
By Rex Gilroy

Giants From The Dreamtime - The Yowie in Myth and Reality, is the result of almost 45 years extensive research and contains around 1,000 reports from my enormous collection of case histories. A host of photographic evidence will be presented, demonstrating the Yowie, or “hairy man” is an integral part of Australia’s stone-age past and a distant relative of ourselves.

This hypothesis is backed up by fossil skull-types, crude ‘dawn tools’, and massive stone ‘megatools’ of gigantic beings who have left their fossilised footprints Australia-wide, demonstrating that our stone-age past pre-dates the appearance of the Aborigines, not by thousands, but millions of years! To present the Yowie mystery in its proper context, relict hominid evidence from south-east Asia, New Guinea, other west Pacific Islands and New Zealand is revealed, demonstrating how the ancestors of these ‘manimals’ once spread out across the earth via land-bridges that formerly joined Australia/New Guinea/New Zealand with what is now island south-east Asia to the Asian mainland.

“Hairy man” was a name given by the Aborigines to any non-Aboriginal race with which they shared this continent, but the term centred primarily upon at least three basic forms. These forms were either the height of an average human being, an enormous man-like and also ape-like form. All were known by different names Australia-wide, but all meant either “hairy man” or “great hairy man”. The smaller form of “hairy man” was described as standing, in the case of male, from 2m to 2.6m tall, being hairy, muscular creatures; whereas the females were smaller at around 1.5m tall, with less hair and of lighter build and with long, pendulous breasts. The heads of these creatures differed from Aborigines, in that they were long and narrow in shape, with a low forehead and thick, projecting eyebrow ridges.

The general appearance of these primitive beings recalls Homo erectus [Java man] as the book demonstrates. They were known to make fire, manufacturing crude stone and wooden tools; killing animals for food, as well as feeding upon nuts, roots and berries. The giant version of these beings reached between 3 and 4m in height. A mineralised skull fragment of an approximate 3m tall hominid unearthed by the author at Coolah, central western NSW on August 5th, 2000, displays structural features showing it to be the left projecting eyebrow ridge and low, receding forehead of a giant form of Homo erectus.

The giant ape-like race appears to be something else entirely. The author has gathered, over many years, a photographic and cast collection of often huge, opposable big-toed footprints which are remarkably similar to Yeti footprints found in the Himalayas, which together with the large, mineralised [ironstone] skull of an ape-like creature of around 2.6m height [from a central Qld site], suggest a race of Gigantopithecine monsters of between 3 and 4 metres height once roamed ‘Dreamtime’ Australia. This book, the definitive work on the Yowie mystery, is the first of its kind to be released in Australia. It will not please conservative university establishment scientists, but then I have, as with my two previous books, written for the layperson in layperson’s language that the average Australian can make up their own minds on the issue.

Lost tribes' and 'relict Hominids

I have, it seems, been blessed with incredible luck, having found a growing number of normal to giant-size fossilised hominid footprints at sites across Australia, as well as often huge stone 'megatools' and fossilised skulls of races that preceded our Aboriginal people on this continent. I have been very fortunate to have seen an 'extinct' mainland Tasmanian Tiger [or Thylacine] on the Blue Mountains, west of Sydney, and on another occasion found fresh tracks of one of these elusive marsupials in the same district.

I have also been fortunate to have gathered many hundreds of sightings reports on the Yowie, and also the Thylacine, the "Australian Panther" [actually a species of surviving ice-age marsupial cat], and gathered a growing collection of plaster casts of these and other mystery creatures. Yet for all my lifetime's dedicated field researches and discoveries I have had to endure the lampooning of the "gentlemen of the press", the biassed attacks of academia, and slanderous writings of jealous authors.

I was the first researcher to undertake a proper, scientific investigation of the Yowie mystery. I alone popularised this research in the media; and alone had to stand up to all the media "tongue-in-cheek" misrepresentation and ridicule of my researches that followed. I layed the groundwork, making it easier for others to follow. Many university researchers do not take lightly to mere 'amateurs' making important discoveries which do not support the dogmas of established science. The field of Cryptozoology is also an anathema to them, for the evidence being uncovered disputes their preconceived view that all major animal species have been discovered.

And of course, 'lost tribes' and 'relict hominids' such as the Yowie/Yeti/Bigfoot "just do not exist"! Cryptozoologists can sometimes be just as dogmatic in their opposition to the scientific community, and with justification can point out that, barely a year passes without some new species being added to the world zoological list. What we have uncovered is evidence, not only of the Yowie, but also of a stone-age history of Australia that will startle many people; a history that extends far, far back beyond the time of our Aborigines to the age of Java Man and even earlier mystery races that once walked our land.

Hairy Man-like Primates You will discover that hairy man-like primitives, sometimes of gigantic stature, have been seen over a wide area of eastern Australia, if not elsewhere throughout the vast Australian outback, from earliest times of European settlement to the present day. In other words, besides creatures of average human height, the Aborigines recognised more than one race of giant man-like beings under the term "hairy man".

World-wide Sightings Thus hairy manbeasts are by no means confined to the Himalayas. Reported sightings of similar creatures have been recorded from over a wide area of mainland and south-east Asia, as well as North and South America. so from New Guinea and other nearby Pacific islands as well as New Zealand. They are known by many different names.

The Hairy ManThere must have been perhaps hundreds of different names for these creatures throughout tribal pre-European Australia, but all basically meant the same; "hairy man" or "great hairy man". It is one of the tasks of this book to separate the various races of "hairy man" from one another, to reveal the identity of the original Yowie.

World-wide Names lThroughout the Himalayas they are called 'Yeti' [dweller among the rocks]; in North America 'Bigfoot' or Sasquatch [hairy man of the woods]; and in Australia, Aboriginal folklore preserves accounts of our own equally mysterious hominid, the 'Yowie' or "hairy man", which can either be the height of an average human being or an enormous man-like, or even ape-like creature of tremendous weight and strength.

Pre-Aboriginal/Koori Man The very thought that an hitherto unknown race of hominid [ie man-like] primitives have existed on this continent since before the dawn of Aboriginal Man may seem sensational, if not unbelievable to many people. Yet I believe the many hundreds of reported sightings in my files of such manbeasts, gathered from many widely scattered parts of Australia in the course of my investigations, speak for themselves.

Natural History Researcher As the first natural history researcher to bring the existence of the Yowie to public attention, it never ceases to amaze me just how much interest my research findings have created. However, there can be nothing more exciting than actually participating in the search for such creatures; an excitement Heather and I experience every time we set out on yet another field investigation.

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