Newspaper articles 1970-2000.
The Canberra Times: 'Yowie pads' spur on stalking party. October 15th, 1979. Unknown Author
A.C.T: Hunters armed with cameras containing infra-red
film planned to stalk the legendary Yowie in the Blue Mountains west of
Sydney in the early hours of this morning.
Unknown Newspaper: The Great White Yowie Hunter May 17th, 1979. From Alan Attwood
Unknown State: It is tall, hairy with head set
deep into broad shoulders. It walks on two legs with a loping gait and
has a foul smell. Normally it is placid, conversing in grunts, but when
provoked or alarmed gives a high-pitched shriek.
Sydney Herald Sun: On the trail of our Yowie. February 20th, 1992. Unknown Author
N.S.W: A Giant hairy beast is prowling the remote
forests of eastern Australia, according to naturalist Rex Gilroy, who
has committed his life to search for the elusive yowie.
Unknown Newspaper: Wowie, it's a Yowie. Unknown Date. By Carol Veitch
N.S.W: The first thing Rex Gilroy tells you is
he's not crazy. The reason he wishes to start off a conversation by defending
himself is because Rex Gilroy has taken a bit of rubbishing over the past
25 years. You see, Rex is a Yowie hunter.
Pix People: On the trail of the Yowie. Month?, Day?, 1974. Unknown Author.
N.S.W: Abominable Snowmen, it seems aren't restricted
to Everest. A ferocious, sharp-fanged variety is said to be haunting heavily-wooded
territory west of the NSW Dividing Range.
The Sun * Daily Magazine: Zowie it's a Yowie. Month?, Day?, 1977. Unknown Author.
Unknown State: Next time someone rushes up to you
and yells: "There's a gorilla in my garden!" don't laugh, There
probably is. Except it prefers to be called a yowie.
Australasian Post: Why Yowies are Fair Dinkum. August 7th, 1980. By Rex Gilroy
N.S.W: In an effort to gather all manner of sightings
reports, footprints or photographs, possible hair or bone samples etc.,
proving the creatures existence, some time ago I established the Australian
Yowie Research Centre at my museum, the Kedumba Nature Display at Echo
Lismore Northern Star: Avid Yowie Hunter Rex Gilroy. November 22nd, 1980. Unknown Author.
N.S.W: That avid Yowie hunter, Rex Gilroy of Katoomba,
plans to come among us next year to seek further proof that the creatures
Richmond Gazette: Ow! Look out for the Yowie! August 9th, 1978. Unknown Author.
N.S.W: A search is commencing over a wide area
of the Wisemans Ferry district and other areas of the Hawkesbury River
region for evidence of the existence of a mysterious hairy, ape-like,
man-like beast thought to an Australian relative of the Himalayan Yeti
(abominable snowman) and another creature in America known as "Bigfoot".
Mountain Gazette: 'Footprints evidence of Yowie's existence'. Month?, Day?, 197?. Unknown Author.
N.S.W: Katoomba naturalist, Mr. Rex Gilroy, believes
that ape-like footprints he claims to have found recently in the Jamieson
Valley are further evidence that Yowies still inhabit the Blue Mountains.
The Sun: The Hunt for the Yowie. June 12th 1979. By Steve Brien
N.S.W: Yowies, huge hairy-ape-like creatures are
roaming dense bushland near Sydney, a Blue Mountains naturalist claims.
Mr Gilroy has checked out more than 3,000 reported sightings of the strange
beast over 20 years (since 1959).
Unknown Newspaper: Yowie Hunt. Month?, Day?, 1977. Unknown Author.
N.S.W: Naturalist, Mr Rex Gilroy will next month
begin a search of the Taree and Barrington areas for evidence of the Yowie,
Australia's version of the 'Himalayan abominable snowman.
Manning River Times: Barrington Yowie Hunt. January 13th, 1977. Unknown Author.
N.S.W: An expedition will search the Barrington
Tops for the mysterious Yowie. The director of the Mount York Natural
History Museum at Mount Victoria, N.S.W, Mr Gilroy who first brought the
Yowie to public attention throughout Australia will lead the search.
The Hobart Mercury: Naturalist dreams of hairy beasts. February 2?, 1992. Unknown Author.
Tasmania: A Giant hairy beast is prowling the remote
forests of eastern Australia, says naturalist Rex Gilroy, who has committed
his life to searching for the elusive Yowie.
Unknown Newspaper: Wowee they're after a Yowie. Month?, Day?, Year?. Unknown Author.
QLD: The mystery surrounding the notorious Gold
Coast Hinterland yowie has prompted a NSW man to organise an expedition
deep into the hills. Mr Rex Gilroy, one of the leading yowie experts in
Australia, is determined to solve the mystery of the creature.
Unknown Newspaper: 'Bigfoot' of the Bush. August, Day?, 1986?. By Josephine Perkins
Unknown State: Many scientists dismiss the Yowie
as fantasy. But after 30 years of research, Mr Gilroy, a Katoomba field
naturalist and historian, remains convinced the creature is very much
Australasian Post: Don't Shoot a Yowie. February, 28th 1980. By Frank Robson
Unknown State: Mr Bigfoot is on the prowl again
north of Brisbane and although he's a friendly fellow some locals are
locking their doors at night. Yowie fever has hit a little Queensland
town where two youths say they saw a hairy apparition lurking in the shadows
of a creek bed.
Unknown Newspaper: The Yowie again. Month?, Day?, 1979?. Unknown Author.
N.S.W: He has just returned from a conference in
New Zealand where he spoke to international scientists on his Yowie findings.
Mr Gilroy said he had plenty of new evidence to take to the conference
because he returned from an expedition into the Carrai Range, west of
Kempsey, NSW, just before it started.
Unknown Newspaper: Yowie man says they're in the Forest. Month?, Day?, 1980?. Unknown Author.
N.S.W: Rex Gilroy is convinced Yowies inhabit the
Coonabarabran-Narrabri districts. He has spent 21 years on the trail of
the Yowie and firmly believes that the Yowie is a relative of the Himalayan
Yeti (Abominable Snowman) and Bigfoot of Canada/America.
Dubbo Liberal: Yowie sighted in Dubbo. November 8th 1980. Unknown Author.
N.S.W: A Yowie has been sighted in the Dubbo district
and "famed Yowie hunter", Mr. Rex Gilroy, is planning to search
for the beast. "I am eager to return to Dubbo following some new
leads passed on to me concerning sightings in the area.
Unknown Newspaper: Yowie search Continues. Month?, Day?, Year?. Unknown Author.
N.S.W: Rex Gilroy was the first researcher to bring
the existence of the Yowie to public attention throughout Australia. His
findings have greatly interested researchers investigating the Yeti and
"Bigfoot" of America; creatures, which Mr. Gilroy believes are
directly related to the Yowie.
The Examiner: Yowie search plan is on again. June 27th, 1979. Unknown Author.
N.S.W/ACT: It is on again....the search for the
famous 'Yowie'. An expedition to try and find signs of the hominoid is
to be mounted in the South-East district And ACT area later this year.
Mr Gilroy released details of the proposed expedition yesterday.
Southern Weekly Magazine: Big'un Sighted in Central West. October 10th, 1977. Unknown Author.
N.S.W: Naturalist Mr. Rex Gilroy will lead a search
of several central western New South Wales localities within the next
few months for evidence of the Yowie, Australia's version of the Himalayan
Mt. ISA Star Queensland Country: Anyone seen a 'Yowie'. September 24th, 1980. Unknown Author.
QLD:: Sightings in the Cloncurry area over the
past few years have given credit to the existence of the "Yowie",
according to investigator Rex Gilroy. Many have been sighted but none
have been caught.
Sunday Observor: $10,000 for a live Yowie'. August 8th, 1978. Alan Stewart
Unknown State: You can win $10,000 by capturing
a Yowie-Australia's version of the elusive Abominable Snowman.
Unknown Newspaper: Gilroy renews Appeal. Month?, Day?, Year?. Unknown Author.
Unknown State: Yowie researcher Rex Gilroy today
renewed his appeal for any information of sightings of the mysterious
hairy creatures in the SE region and surrounding areas. "I appeal
for any information of sightings, of footprints, or any other evidence
of these ape-like beasts," said Mr Gilroy.
Unknown Newspaper: Another search for the Yowie in early 1981. Month?, Day?, 1979?. Unknown Author.
N.S.W: Strange animals authority and field naturalist
Rex Gilroy, plans to make another expedition in search of the Yowie during
1981 in several areas of southern New South Wales, the Victorian Alps
and Grampians mountain range.
Moree Champion: Yowie search planned for Moree district. November 4th, 1980. Unknown Author.
N.S.W: Have you seen any Yowies around Moree lately?
This will be the question asked by members of an expedition which will
include this district in a survey of northern NSW, coastal and inland
areas some time next year.
South East Magazine: Yowie search new Evidence. Month?, Day?, 1980?. Unknown Author.
N.S.W: Yowie researcher Rex Gilroy rates his recent
expedition to the SE Region and South Coast as one of his most successful.
Mr Gilroy. Mr Gilroy, 36 has spent the past 22 years investigating the
Bega District News Feature: Yowie search plan is on again. Month?, Day?, Year?. Unknown Author.
N.S.W: It is on again....the search for the famous
'Yowie'. An expedition to try and find signs of the humanoid is to be
mounted in the South-East district And ACT area later this year. Mr Gilroy
recently established the Australian Yowie Research Centre at his museum.
Unknown Newspaper: Expert looks into Hinterland Yowie sightings. September 9th, 1978. Unknown Author.
N.S.W: A Yowie authority believes footprints found
at Nerang late last month were bigger than they appeared. Mr Gilroy who
established the Australian Yowie research Centre at Katoomba, NSW, said
yesterday the footprints could have been broader, distorted by foliage.
Unknown Newspaper: The Yowie search continues. Month?, Day?, Year?. Unknown Author.
N.S.W: Mr Gilroy, the "Yowie Man" is
preparing to make another search for the elusive hairy ape-like creatures
in the Central West in early July.
Unknown Newspaper: Intensive Yowie search in Hinterland is planned. March 10th, 1979. By Brian Haprower
QLD:: Giant hairy creatures sighted in the Gold
Coast Hinterland forests could be throw-backs to tool-making ape men who
roamed the earth half a million years ago.
Unknown Newspaper: Shoot the Yowie but only on film. September 7th, 1977. Unknown Author.
QLD:"The ancestors of the Yowie probably migrated
out of Asia over the former land bridge which once linked Australia to
the Asia continent prior to the close of the last ice-age".
Australasian Post: Stinking monsters menace campers. September 7th, 1977. By Rex Gilroy
N.S.W: Our latest expedition-into the Gold Coast
hinterland-has brought us closer to laying eyes on the mysterious Yowie
than ever before. We spoke to several people who swear to have had contacts
with the hairy man-beast.
Cowra Guardian: Noted naturalist to speak here. August 20th, 1980. By Rex Gilroy
N.S.W: Noted naturalist and archaeologist, Mr Rex
Gilroy, will visit Cowra next month. The Yowie or "great hairy man"
has been known to the Aboriginal folklore for thousands of years.
Stanthorpe Post: Yowie search continues. Month?, Day?, 1978?. Unknown Author.
QLD: Australia's famous Yowie Man, Rex Gilroy will
continue his search for the mysterious ape-like creature throughout northern
N.S.W. He is currently gathering information on recent sightings in preparation
for the major Yowie field expedition in the region over the next three
Australasian Post: Yowie it's the missing link. November 9th, 1978. By Alan Veitch
N.S.W: About 600 of these hairy monsters are out
in the Australian bush says a self-styled expert...and he aims to catch
Unknown Newspaper: Rex will track his dream. Month?, Day?, 1978. By Mike Ryan
N.S.W: Monster hunter Rex Gilroy is about to mount
an expedition to the hinterland on the Gold Coast to track legendary Ice
Age creature, the Yowie.
Unknown Newspaper: Rex aims to find Yowie. September 7th, 1977. Unknown Author
N.S.W: A search is underway to track down something
so gross, so hairy, so disgusting that the most hardened Queenslander
is sure to turn his head in disgust. Rex has been trying to get the Yowie
on film for the past 20 years.
Unknown Newspaper: Zowie its the Yowie. March 3rd, 1988. Unknown Author
N.S.W: It seems that hirsute evergreen, the Yowie,
is about to raise his shaggy head in the area for the umpteenth time.
I have gathered what I consider impressive mass of sightings reports dating
back from early last century.
The Sydney Morning Herald-The Good Weekend: Zowie its the Yowie. September 2nd, 1978. By James Cunningham
N.S.W: In the Himalayas, as reported recently in
these pages, folk firmly believe in the existence of the Yeti. Mr Rex
Gilroy, of Katoomba, is equally certain that a counterpart of the Yeti,
known as the Yowie, is roaming diverse parts of the Australian bush.
Unknown Newspaper : Yowie hunt goes on. Month?, Day?, 1980's?. Unknown Author.
N.S.W: For 25 years, Rex Gilroy has trekked some
of Australia's most rugged country in his search for the Yowie, or Great