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Yowies: Evidence for the Existence of this Animal

Having personally heard the territorial call of an undescribed nocturnal mammal I then began to further research the subject and soon discovered that several researchers were working on the problem of this Australian bipedal primate.

A biologist, Rex Gilroy, with a natural history museum in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales, was probably the first person to successfully bring to the attention of the general public the evidence for the existence of this animal.

He and other researchers discovered old government reports and newspaper articles going back to the early years of English settlement in the late eighteenth century and that continued throughout the nineteenth century that described a large bipedal primate that was well known to the Aboriginal people.

The Press, Christchurch, New Zealand Tauranga

Aust researcher in NZ hunt for lost civilisation:-22 April 1996 » The Press, Christchurch, New Zealand Tauranga-

An Australian researcher is coming to Tauranga in June to hunt for a lost civilisation. Rex Gilroy of Tamworth, Australia, hopes to find a race of highly advanced megalith-building people developed in the Bay of Plenty and other parts of Australasia. If Mr Gilroy, 52, finds what he is looking for, the history of New Zealand would have to be rewritten.

Mr Gilroy, director of the Australia Pacific Archeological Research Centre, and his wife Heather will spend up to a week in the Bay of Plenty investigating claimed sightings of Viking Ship art. Mr Gilroy said the inscribed rocks were found about 10km to 15km south of Tauranga. They are said to be adorned with scripts depicting Viking ships, Scandinavian serpents, and a human figure with a hammer-shaped weapon.

Mr Gilroy is also excited about a brick shaped stone, adorned with strange symbols, found about 20 years ago in the area. This will be the Gilroys' fourth expedition to Tauranga since 1980. He said he had not yet found any inscriptions or stones of great significance, but this time around he will come armed with a better idea of where to look.

Mr Gilroy is also hoping to discover serpent and eagle motif alters similar to those found in New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, and New Britain.

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A rumored secret underground base at Belconnen, in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) near Canberra, has joined Area 51 in the USA and the underground base at Corsham, Wiltshire, UK on the ufologists' roster of UFO-related sites.

The base is known as "the Sheep Paddock" and is said to be located beneath an actual pasture in the Great Dividing Range near Canberra. Within the field are several antennae arrays and a small cinderblock security building that houses the elevator to the underground command post. "There are at least three stories underground," one source said. "On the third level, staff members man computer terminals."

Some Belconnen watchers believe that the supposed base will serve as a national command post during civil unrest in Australia caused by Y2K. Others maintain that the base is merely an out-station of the Royal Australian Navy communications center at Lawton.

Interestingly, that portion of the Great Dividing Range is rumored to be undercut by humungous limestone caverns. In his book, MYSTERIOUS AUSTRALIA, Rex Gilroy writes that in 1848 settlers in the area "discovered a great natural limestone archway through one of the bluffs.

Exploring south of here one day, two young men came across a hole in one of the limestone cliffs. Realizing it went deep into the cliffside, they went back to their farmhouse for rags and oil with which to make torches. Lighting these upon their return, they entered a hole which they found sloped down into a large chamber from which another larger hole led off into another chamber, then another and another.

They made a large fire on the cave floor. The flames mounted gradually to reveal the full extent of the cavern--some 200 feet across, rising well over that in height, with a great many formations dripping from the sloping walls." (See MYSTERIOUS AUSTRALIA by Rex Gilroy, NEXUS Publishing, Mapleton, Qnld. 1995, page 58.)


Tuesday 9 June 1998 On the lookout for Australia's 'hairy men' By GARRY LINNELL

Some of the truth is no longer out there. Instead, you can find it inside a glass case in a small museum in rural New South Wales, ignored and ridiculed by a world that refuses to accept the evidence that we may not be alone.

The truth in this case is a fossilised humanoid skull discovered a year ago by a local naturalist, Mr Rex Gilroy. The skull has a long, narrow braincase, a low forehead and a thick eyebrow ridge. Proof that primitive forms of humanity play rugby league, too?

Mr Gilroy says the skull, discovered near Mudgee, supports his long-held theory that the yowie - an Australian relative of the American Big Foot and the Himalayan yeti - once existed and is probably still out there surviving in large, inaccessible tracts of bushland. Mr Gilroy is the guiding light behind the Unknown Animals Research Centre and Museum in Tamworth.

"I am fascinated by what we have in this country and what has been overlooked," he says. "There's something out there in the bush. Something is happening." Yesterday Mr Gilroy had some new information to ponder. Mr Ron Ian-Ellis, a farmer in Jarrahdale, south of Perth, revealed that one of his sheep had been savaged at the weekend by a "very big cat - and I'm not talking feral cats .

I have seen two cougar-like animals on this property". Mr Gilroy saw his first thylacine, or Tasmanian tiger, at 10.55pm on 27 February 1972 and has never forgotten it. "It was standing there beside the road and was obviously coming down through the ridge . . . they live in the more remote, mountainous country, the really tough terrain."

Panther-like creatures and Tasmanian tigers have been reported across Victoria, from the Grampians to the Dandenongs. More than 50 sightings of the thylacine have been reported near the Gippsland town of Loch Sport in the past 10 years. "There's been many, many sightings of these big cats around the country. I wouldn't say they're cougars.

They are more closely related to our marsupial cat species and probably survived the last Ice Age." While he continues to sift through the evidence for big cats and Tasmanian tigers, Mr Gilroy's most passionate interest remains the yowie.

He discovered the skull, he says, in the same region where local Aborigines have passed down a tale from the Dreamtime when "hairy men" terrorised them. "There's a whole string of reports about man-beasts and women-beasts - let's not be sexist here - and evidence for their existence right around the world.

There's been lost tribes found in New Guinea and elsewhere. When you look at the terrain we've got, any creature could live there for generations and go undetected." Sadly, says Mr Gilroy, the discovery of his skull, which he believes belongs to the Homo erectus line, has been met by overwhelming indifference from the scientific world.

No scientist has been willing to examine the skull. Still, that will not stop him. His next project is a book revealing how Australia was contacted by civilisations hundreds and thousands of years ago. "Why study Stonehenge when we can study Australia's lost civilisations?"

On the lookout for Australia's 'hairy men' ... The truth in this case is a fossilised humanoid skull discovered a year ago by a local naturalist, Mr Rex Gilroy. The skull has a long, narrow braincase, a low ...


Rex Gilroy moved slowly through the darkened paddock. Night insects hummed and chirped all around. The farmhouse lay a good distance behind him. And, up ahead, he could hear the rustle of the breeze through the leaves of the gum trees. Or was it the breeze.

He stood still, one man alone in a vacant field in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales in Australia. All at once, he heard sounds coming from the wire fence. The snapping of twigs. Something was moving low to the ground. Quickly he pulled out his torch (flashlight in the USA--J.T.) and switched it on.

The beam traveled across the scrub, illuminating clumps of desiccated grass and then it settled on a black, sinewy form. It resembled a black panther, but it was like no big cat Rex had ever seen. Its silver eyes gleamed, and its leg muscles tensed, ready to spring. And...say, how did Rex get into this mess, anyway?

Well, it all started when Rex Gilroy, a leading paranormal investigator and author of the book Mysterious Australia, decided to look into persistent reports of a weird cat-like carnivore prowling the uplands in the southeast corner of Australia.

He interviewed many people, such as Glen Noonan, a stockman or jackaroo (cowboy in the USA--J.T.) Boonan told him, "I was mustering cattle for a bloke up in the Phillips Range when I came upon a black cat or a panther-like beast in the act of devouring a calf it had just killed. It frightened my horse and dashed off into the scrub.

It was about five to six feet from head to tail." Prehistoric rock paintings portray these creatures, which Australia's aboriginal people call "devil dogs of the Dreamtime." Rex discovered that the mystery beast had been frequently reported in the Kangaroo Valley northwest of Nowra, New South Wales, a city about 120 miles (192 kilometers) south of Sydney.

But let's allow Rex to tell the story in his own words. "The mystery concerns hundreds of sightings of often large, black-furred catlike animals which have been known for generations as 'the kangaroo Valley panther.'" "The mystery of the Kangaroo Valley Panther has held my attention of the past 25 years, during which time I have made frequent field expeditions in the valley in search of evidence."

"In June 1981 I found my first paw prints of the 'panther' on a remote farm at the southern end of the valley. It was also during this expedition that I had my only sighting of one of these creatures." "On the afternoon of 9th June 1981, my wife Heather and I to a farm owned by a woman who had had several experiences with 'creatures' on her property.

As our vehicle entered the valley, I recalled many of the sightings reports of these mysterious carnivores that I had gathered up 'til then. One look at the wilderness surrounding the town and its outlying farms told us the creatures had plenty of cover in which to live and breed, safe from man." "On one occasion the woman saw a large, catlike, black-furred animal leap over her backyard fence.

It had also lurked around the property late at night emitting weird howling and screeching sounds, and had nearby owners terrified." (Editor's Comment: Most likely the animal was in its rut cycle and was announcing its presence to a potential mate.) "I shall never forget that 9th June evening for the terrifying situation I was to find myself in when I came face- to-face with one of these fearsome-looking animals."

"That night I went alone, torch in hand, to investigate the paddock over the fence where the 'panther' had been seen to leap, to get some idea of the conditions there. I flashed my torch around the paddock and the trees bordering it atop the rise that sloped down into a creek. It was from across the creek that the weird catlike sounds had often been heard late at night."

"The time was 8:20 p.m. when, some distance away, I hard a loud catlike screech. I then heard the sounds of something climbing through wire on a fence bordering a creek about 180 metres (594 feet) away., followed by the sound of twigs snapping as something moved quickly into scrub in the paddock to my left."

"I had already switched off my torch by this time, but upon hearing the sounds I switched it on again. It was then that the beam of my torchlight caught a blackish creature at least a metre (3.3 feet) tall on all fours, standing among a clump of gum-trees about 160 metres (528 feet) away. Its silvery eyes gleamed in the torchlight."

"The animal disappeared into the trees, but within seconds I heard the sound of twigs breaking in a stand of gum saplings only a few yards away. Flashing my torch in this direction, I suddenly found a large dark shape standing barely 20 feet (6 meters) from me, that pair of silvery eyes shining in the spotlight."

"Never before in my life have I ever been frightened by anything in the bush, yet on this occasion I was gripped by a fear of the unknown. I retreated to the gate 20 feet away. Once behind the closed gate I turned and flashed the torch at the stand of saplings, but to my surprise and relief the creature had vanished.

We all kept a watch late into the night, hoping the animal would return but it did not,; nor could we find any tracks of it the following morning." "However, two weeks later, in a small muddy patch of ground down by the far end of the paddock, I found several strange paw prints from which I made plaster casts.

They were 24 centimeters apart and measured up to 15 centimeters in length by 13 centimeters width across the claws, the heel being 8 centimeters long by 7 centimeters wide...University experts in Sydney later said the tracks belonged to 'no known Australian animal.'" (See the book Mysterious Australia by Rex Gilroy, Nexus Publishing, Mapleton, QLND., 1995, pages 85, 91 and 92.)

UFO Encounters in Australia

Although there have been UFO sightings all over Australia, some of the most frequent sightings have been in New South Wales, near Katoomba. One of the most famous of these occurred in 1972 on the Bernard Eddelbuttel farm.

As Mrs. Eddelbuttel was washing dishes one night she saw an orange light moving above the trees and descending west of the house behind some pig sheds. Thinking the lights came from spotlight hunters who shoot game when it is blinded by light, she called her husband who was in the bathtub to come and investigate.

Meanwhile a brother-in-law went to the pig sheds to investigate. What he saw seized him with panic and he ran back to the farmhouse to tell the others. There was a disk-shaped craft hovering amid the trees with a light so bright it lit up the whole area. The blinding light came from a central dome, but there were other lights around it.

As he watched, the glow faded rapidly, leaving the craft almost invisible in the darkness among the trees. The family, locked and bolted every door and called the police. Meanwhile motorists on a nearby freeway had seen the light and were also calling to report it. At first the police were reluctant to investigate and it took several calls to get them to drive out to the farm.

When they arrived, all traces of the UFO were gone. Others also reported seeing the object at close range. In another report in 1973 Jason Bentley sighted a strange object at 8 pm, passing over nearby Kanimbla Valley (not far from Bathurst), heading from east to west. The valley was covered in a layer of mist and the object, which was lit by bright yellow lights reflected off the mist, as it travelled at great speed.

Within the next half hour others also reported seeing the UFO. In 1990 a group of high school boys hiking in the Jameison Valley reported being buzzed by a silver, spherical ball with small spike projections about 40 centimeters in width. It made fast, erratic movements above them, then hovered nine feet above the track ahead of them before shooting off over the trees.

This area has often been the site of UFO encounters.

In 1977 a group of seven young men on a camping trip heard a loud, throbbing noise which seemed to be coming from the earth beneath them. As it increased the earth seemed to vibrate and the boys tried to find its source. Failing that, they tried to sleep, but the throbbing continued most of the night.

The next day they could find no explanation for the noise or vibration. This is the same area where three soldiers vanished without a trace in 1951. Rex Gilroy details many more UFO sightings in his book, Mysterious Australia, published by Nexus.

UFO Abduction Experience

Rex Gilroy records an intriguing tale allegedly from 1933 that reportedly involved an aboriginal woman in a UFO abduction experience at the isolated locality of Discovery Well, on the northern edge of the Great Sandy Desert, in Western Australia.

The story echoes the tribal legends and traditions of men and women being abducted by "sky gods" or "culture heros" in the Dreamtime and the initiation experiences of aboriginal "men of high degree" or shamans.

In Rex Gilroy's account, the aboriginal woman claimed her tribe had been frightened off from Discovery Well when a "large shiny egg" suddenly came down out of the sky. In broad daylight the strange object flew low over them. Several beings, described as strange, grey-skinned and man like, came out of the "egg".

The woman said she was "stunned" by an object carried by one of the beings. Her story indicates she was carried aboard . Inside the "egg" the interior was glowing. She was strapped to a shining table and apparently "experimented with". The woman told stockmen of her experience, but perhaps not surprisingly they laughed at her.

[9] This 1933 tale also anticipates the spate of UFO abduction tales that would virtually dominate the UFO landscape by the 1990s. It was not until 1957 that the sexual abduction experience of Antonio Villas Boas from Brazil occurred. The famous Betty and Barney Hill abduction story in the United States did not take place until 1961. Neither story was well known until the mid 1960s.

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The Giants

Do you recall some of our comments on Jonathan Gray's researches into ancient mysteries of the Bible?

I was greatly interested to read his archaeological evidence for giants.

The giants descended from Cain; we learn from the Bible that after the flood, they were scattered throughout the world. We discovered that much of Gray's information came from an Australian historian, Rex Gilroy, who has evidence of the existence of giants in many parts of Australia.

We contacted Mr. Gilroy, hoping to meet him personally, and see some of these fossils in situ. I respect him for protecting his sites from the unscrupulous who may take advantage of his work for their own gain. And souvenir hunters finding their way to these sites, may vandalize the precious evidence.

This is what happened to Eagle Rock in Sabino Canyon, near Tucson, Arizona. one day William Branham was climbing high in the Canyon, and about noon time, 'Something' attracted him to a big rock, and said, "Lay your hands against that and pray.

" He said, "I laid my hands against the rock and looked up towards Heaven and started praying, and I heard a Voice coming out of the top of the rocks. It said, 'What are you leaning against? Over your heart?' I raised back, and looked. And written in the stone in white quartz was, "Eagle".

Just exactly what the vision said the next Message would come forth by. I was so excited I ran home, got a camera, and came back the next day, and took the picture of it. It was still there, written in the rock in white quartz, "eagle".' God calls His prophets eagles. Brother Branham was the prophet God sent to we Gentiles in these last days. I have a photograph of that huge boulder, nature split open ages ago, revealing the word "eagle" inside.

I've visited that rock myself. Sadly, vandals defaced it, so that there is no longer any evidence of the writing. So I can appreciate why we were unable to come to an arrangement with Rex Gilroy.

However in January I traveled to Tamworth with a brother from the Church. We visited a museum containing thousands of the specimens Rex Gilroy's collected and cataloged. Among the exhibits were plaster casts, also photographs of giant footprints made by men an estimated twelve to twenty feet - that's over six metres - tall!

There were also huge stone implements once used by this giant race and something I would never have anticipated: ancient inscriptions in Celtic and Phoenician characters carved into stones, unearthed in many different locations by farmers.

Sculpted life-size heads of Isis and Osirus, two of the pagan trinity, and the carved stone head of an ancient Chinese woman have also been plowed up. Although I don't hold with his ideas concerning evolution, I'd certainly appreciate listening to Mr. Gilroy. I'm sure much of his knowledge would be a witness, and an encouragement to those who are in the faith. radio035.html

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Gilroy’s book. AUSTRALIA - "A miner, a Mr. J.H. Campbell, was exploring scrubland on the southern slope of the Castle," a landform in the Jamieson Valley near Katoomba Falls, New South Wales, "when he sighted what he later described as a hairy, two-metre-(6.6 feet)-tall, manlike ape-like animal moving through the scrub about 100 meters in front of him and seemingly oblivious to his presence.

Mr. Campbell picked up a strong piece of tree limb for protection and stalked the hairy creature (usually called a Yowie in Australia--J.T.) for half a kilometer before it eluded him." (See MYSTERIOUS AUSTRALIA by Rex Gilroy, Nexus Publishing, Mapleton, Qld., 1995, page 197). Don’t know how much yet, will let readers know when I find out. Ray

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Gigantic Monitor Lizards

"Gigantic monitor lizards up to 30 feet long live in New South Wales and northern Queensland, according to Rex Gilroy of Mount York Natural History Museum, NSW. Gilroy's casebook includes one sighting by a farmer who suprised a monitor in the act of killing and eating one of his cows." Fortean Times:don't know the number again!

Enormous Catlike or Panther-like Beasts

According to author Rex Gilroy, "In October 1972, at Latham, north of Perth and west of Lake Moore, the settlers of the outlying areas were concerned about a number of cattle mutilations and sightings of one or more enormous catlike or panther-like beasts."

Gilroy postulates that the "panther" may be an unknown marsupial predator, distantly related to the opossum and the kangaroo, fulfilling the same role in Australia's ecosystem as the cougar in North America or the jaguar in South America.

"And some eyewitnesses claimed to have seen 'panthers' carrying pouched young. If so, it is obvious, as I've already claimed, that we are dealing with some hitherto unknown species of giant marsupial cat, perhaps related to the marsupial lion, Thylacoleo carnifex, which roamed Australia during the last ice age at least 12,000 years ago." (See MYSTERIOUS AUSTRALIA by Rex Gilroy, Nexus Publishing, Mapleton, Qlnd., 1995, pages 87 through 93.)

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Rex Gilroy's Butterfly Museum near Tamworth, NSW, Australia

Plaster casts of similar footprints found in Australia may be viewed at Rex Gilroy's Butterfly Museum near Tamworth, NSW, Australia, together with many other interesting artifacts. In old river gravels near Bathurst, NSW, huge stone artifacts -- clubs, pounders, adzes, chisels, knives and hand axes -- all of tremendous weight, lie scattered over a wide area.

These weigh anything from 8, 10, 15, to 21 and 25 pounds, implements which only men of tremendous proportions could possibly have made and used. Estimates for the actual size of these men range from 10 to 12 feet tall and over, weighing from 500 to 600 lbs.

A fossicker searching the Winburndale River north of Bathurst discovered a large quartzitised fossil human molar tooth, far too big for any normal modern man. A similar find was made near Dubbo, N.S.W. Prospectors working in the Bathurst district in the 1930's frequently reported coming across numerous large human footprints fossilised in shoals of red jasper.

Even more impressive were fossil deposits found by naturalist Rex Gilroy around Bathurst. He excavated from a depth of 6 feet (2 m) below the surface a fossil lower back molar tooth measuring 67 min. in length by 50mm. x 42 mm. across the crown.

If his measurements are correct, the owner would have been at least 25 ft. tall, weighing well over 1,000 lbs! At Gympie, Queensland, a farmer, Keith Walker, was ploughing his field when he turned up the large fragment of the back portion of a jaw which still possessed the hollow for a missing lower back molar tooth.

This is now in Rex GiIroy's possession.

The owner of the tooth would have stood at 10 feet tall. In the Megalong Valley in the Blue Mountains NSW, a Mr P. Holman found in ironstone protruding from a creek bank the deeply impressed print of a large human-like foot.

The print was that of the instep, with all 5 toes clearly shown. This footprint measures 7 inches across the toes. Had the footprint been complete it would have been at least 2 feet (60 cm in length, appropriate to a 12 foot human.

However, the largest footprint found on the Blue Mountains must have belonged to a man 20 feet tall! A set of 3 huge footprints was discovered near Mulgoa, south of Penrith, N.S.W. These prints, each measuring 2 ft long and 7 inches across the toes, are 6 ft. apart, indicating the stride of the 12 ft. giant who left them.

These prints were preserved by volcanic lava and ash flows which "occurred millions of years" before man is supposed to have appeared on the Australian continent (if one is to believe the evolutionary theory): Noel Reeves found monstrous footprints near Kempsey, N.S.W. in sandstone beds on the Upper Macleay River.

One print shows toe 4 inches (10cm) long and the total toe-span is 10 inches (25cm) - suggesting that the owner of the print may have been 17 feet tall. It is certain the Aborigines were not the first to reach Australia.

Anthropologists maintain mainland Aborigines are in fact quite recent arrivals that ate their predecessors who were akin to the New Guinea natives. Aborigine themselves admit in their ancient folklore that this land was inhabited by several groups of men, as well as giants, before they settled here.

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MYSTERIOUS AUSTRALIA by Rex Gilroy This is the long-awaited book by one of Australia's most persistent researchers into the unknown and the unexplained. Rex Gilroy has compiled years of research into a fascinating compendium covering subjects such as yowies, pre-Aboriginal civilisations, strange creatures, giant lizards, the Australian mystery cats, UFOs and UFO bases, Egyptian explorers, and more. Cost: $20.00

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The first and foremost book on unexplained phenomena down-under is now available.

Rex Gilroy is Australia's Charles Fort, and his decades of research are reflected in this impressive book. Subjects include: UFOs and UFO bases; Yowies, Australia's Bigfoot; Giant Skeletons; Pre-Aboriginal Civilizations; Giant Lizards and other reptiles; Underground Mysteries; Little People; Mysterious Mountain Lions and Panthers; Loch Ness Monsters Down-Under; the Tasmanian Tiger; and more. 250 pages. 6x9. Tradepaper. Illustrated. Bibliography. $16.95. code: MYA

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Egyptian and Portuguese Explorers

In 1975 Australian archaeologists came across one of the most intriguing links to the presence of Egyptians in Australia in the area of Gympie, north of Brisbane.

It was a crude pyramid constructed in tiers of stone. It was four-sided and rose about 180 feet. At its top was a monstrous sandstone slab weighing about 8 tons. Similar to the stepped pyramids of Egypt over 3,000 years ago, a stone in the bottom terrace of the pyramid was engraved in Egyptian hieratic script which said, "Place offerings of fruit to the God at this stone."

Also found at the site was a small statue of an apelike figure which turned out to be the Egyptian god Thoth in ape form, clutching the cross of life. Egyptian scarabs (carvings of beetles, considered symbols of immortality) have been found in many areas of Australia, as have Egyptian coins. One Aboriginal myth which details what happens to the soul after death is eerily similar to what Egyptians believed.

Also mummified corpses have been found which suggest that some Aboriginals knew Egyptian mummification techniques. There is too much evidence to cover it all here, but if you are interested in reading more about this, we recommend you read Mysterious Australia by Rex Gilroy. Press here to order your copy.

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A Great Natural Limestone Archway

In his book, MYSTERIOUS AUSTRALIA, Rex Gilroy writes that in 1848 settlers in the area "discovered a great natural limestone archway through one of the bluffs.

Exploring south of here one day, two young men came across a hole in one of the limestone cliffs. Realizing it went deep into the cliffside, they went back to their farmhouse for rags and oil with which to make torches. Lighting these upon their return, they entered a hole which they found sloped down into a large chamber from which another larger hole led off into another chamber, then another and another.

They made a large fire on the cave floor. The flames mounted gradually to reveal the full extent of the cavern--some 200 feet across, rising well over that in height, with a great many formations dripping from the sloping walls." (See MYSTERIOUS AUSTRALIA by Rex Gilroy, NEXUS Publishing, Mapleton, Qnld. 1995, page 58.)

Rex Gilroy by Mike

Is that message from Rex in the guestbook for real?! If so, he seems pretty keen to make sure we all know he entrenched the word "Yowie" in the Aus popular culture... Wouldn't Rex have knowledge of a lot of additional "hotspots" which AHR people could investigate? Posted on Sep 21 1999, 5:03 PM

Yup.. Dean on Sep 21 1999 Re: Rex. Mike on Sep 22 1999

Yup. by Dean

I spoke to Rex about the message he left in the guest book, I wasn't too happy about it myself. After speaking to Rex at length the other day, he's not a bad guy, he just feels that he should recieve more credit for the work in this field that he has done. Rex hasn't contributed to this site thus far, so its pretty hard to give him any credit here.

What I can say though, is Rex was the original pioneer of this field, and he has made many fascinating findings. The man has had a rough time in the media and has often been badly misquoted.

He has been the target of many academics and other ruthless people around this country who have their own agenda and feel that Rex is a threat to the so called "Science" of the history of Australia. What Rex claims to have in his possession right now would blow Aboriginal land rights out of the water!

He has a new book coming out soon which should be an eye opener from what he tells me. All in all, Rex is the kind of guy who has been around for a long time, and he's seen the "fly by nighters" in this industry (as he calls them) come and go over the years.

He will probably come and stay with me next month some time and we'll work out and problems he and us may/may not have. We got along quite well, as we all know a lack of communication causes many problems, looks like that was the cause of the message he left on the board. All seems well now. Posted on Sep 21 1999, 7:08 PM

Re: Rex by Mike

Yeah, Rex is a conundrum. I can also only give him credit for working so hard on the yowie issue for many years. It will be interesting to see how your time with him goes.

Posted on Sep 22 1999, 10:31 AM

Australian Hominid Research ... Rex Gilroy . Mike on Sep 21 1999: Yup. . Dean on Sep 21 1999: Re: Rex . Mike on Sep 22 1999. ON A SERIOUS ...

After a long phone conversation with Rex Gilroy the other day, Rex has informed us that he has many skulls, fossils and bones from the Java man looking to Homo erectus, and well before the arrival of the Aboriginals.

Rex believes that he also has skulls that resemble (and possibly are) of the Yowie. Rex's new book will be published soon containing all the new info he has. If anyone wants to forward mail to Rex, they can do so through the AHR. Rex will be staying with me next month, and at this stage is not on the net. Posted on Sep 18 1999, 10:16 AM

Yowie skull??? by Z I don't think I am alone when I say I would love to have a yowie skull on my mantle piece!!! Imagine the surprise on a visitors face when you show them a skull of a creature that doesn't exist... Z...

Posted on Sep 19 1999, 3:51 AM 

The Sightings Spread

Cryptozoological investigator Rex Gilroy has collected various reports of Thylacine sightings from "over a wide area of the rugged eastern Australian mountain ranges, from far north Queensland through New South Wales to eastern Victoria."

Casts of footprints found in those areas have been verified as Thylacine prints. Gilroy even claims to have seen a Thylacine himself. Driving at night with a friend along a highway towards the Blue Mountains west of Sydney, something dashed out of the scrub along the highway and ran in front of them.

It then stopped and stared back at the headlights for a few seconds before running off into the scrub, towards Grose Valley. It was "almost the size of a full-grown Alsatian dog, with fawn-colored fur and a row of blackish stripes.

I have no doubt that it was a Thylacine; its appearance matched that of stuffed specimens preserved in Government museums." Another Park Ranger reported seeing a Thylacine in 1990. Ranger Peter Simon was in the Namadgi-Kosciusco National Park along the New South Wales-Victoria border when he saw what he identified as a Thylacine in broad daylight at a range of 100 feet.

After Peter Simon published an article on his sighting and the Thylacine mystery in The Age magazine, he received many cards and letters from Victoria residents who also claimed to have seen thylacines. Peter Simon said that the reports were so consistent that they "left me in no doubt that each had seen something unusual [and] ... broadly consistent with the appearance of a Thylacine."

Thylacine ... Cryptozoological investigator Rex Gilroy has collected various reports of Thylacine sightings from "over a wide area of the rugged eastern Australian mountain ... - 18k

The "Yowie"

THE "YOWIE" For many years some Australians have claimed to have caught a glimpse of what they term the Yowie, an equivalent to America's famous "Bigfoot'.

Among the many witnesses who stand by their claims to have seen the creature, is truck driver Rossco Macrae, aged 37. Rossco says he has seen the hairy creature, shaped like a man, while driving at night over the crossing of the Great Dividing Range between Torrens Creek and Hughenden.

He works for a trucking company which delivers mail between Townsville, a north coastal city and Mount Isa, 900 kilometres away. Rossco is a "tough as nails" and found himself involved in many pub brawls over the years, but he refuses to leave his truck on that section of the Great Dividing Range highway which he travels over four nights a week.

"I first saw the 'Yowie' about two years ago around 9.00am," said Rossco. "It was a giant hairy man about 3 metres tall and holding onto an electricity pole. It was shaking the pole like some animal trying to get its food from a tree.

"It was covered in brown to dark hair and I got a good look at it. I took off at high speed. There is no way I would stop there at night when alone if I'm by myself in the truck - even for a flat tyre or broken muffler," he said. Rossco claimed to have seen the 'Yowie' about 10 times since, including three sightings this year alone.

"The last time was about 10.00pm at night. It was standing near the highway edge. It scares the hell out of you. I was never scared of anything and I thought the 'Yowie' story was a load of bull, but now I know it isn't," he said. Rossco has since spoken to a dozen fellow truckers who have also claimed to have seen the 'Yowie' during the night on that particular section of highway.

"We talk amongst ourselves, but the rest will not tell anyone for fear of being ridiculed. They are out there alright," Rossco insisted. The normally quietly spoken trucker agreed to take researcher Alf Wilson on a mail run to show him where the 'Yowie's' were most often seen. Surprisingly, Rossco believed that the creature was not of the Earth.

"They have to come from UFOS which are in the area all the time, many truckers have seen them at night as well. The 'Yowie' is no way an ordinary animal. It moves very quickly. I reckon they are dropped off by UFOs and live in the many caves that surround this region. They must be doing research to discover how our animals live.

Many cows and sheep have been found dead near here," he said. It took a lot of persuading for Rossco to stop at the scene of one encounter and even then he looked around nervously as Wilson took a series of photographs. The photo-session promptly came to a sudden end when Rossco bellowed, "I want to get out of here as quickly as possible."

The most terrifying incident that Rossco had heard of involving a 'Yowie' was when a trucker stopped for some sleep at a rest area on the highway. "A'Yowie' knocked on the window of the truck and he took off very fast. He won't stop there again," Rossco said. Rex Gilroy is a 'Yowie' investigator who lives in New South Wales and has looked into hundreds of alleged sightings in the past 10 years.

"The Yowie does exist alright," said Gilroy, "and many have been seen in New South Wales and also the area of Queensland, around that Great Dividing Range. I even have a cast of a footprint from after one sighting which proves they exist. I couldn't rule out that UFOs drop them off," he said.

Rossco said he had spoken with an Aboriginal elder at Julia Creek, 350 kilometres away from the sightings area, and that he was told the 'Yowie' exists. "His fellow Aborigines see them from time-to-time and they think these creatures are demons," he added. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

World of The Strange 7/7/98 ... Rex Gilroy is a 'Yowie' investigator who lives in New South Wales and has looked into hundreds of alleged sightings in the past 10 years. ...

An artical published in“ Daily Examiner “ and “ Northern Star “ Newspapers

Saturday night 16 th March 1996 while observing the clear starry night sky, Grafton N.S.W. resident Mr. Barry Taylor, observed a group of about a dozen yellowish circular objects grouped in a “ V “ formation flying over the skies of Grafton.

“ The objects were surrounded in a white haze, forming an overall “ Boomerang “ shaped formation, and travelling directly overhead to the North at a speed of around 2,400 Kmh ( 1,500 Miles ) per hour, and at an altitude of about 6,000 Meters ( 20,000 feet )” This was at 11.10 PM.

“Then again at 11.30 PM, I saw something else pass over South Grafton from the East this time, and at a much lower altitude, about 1,600 meters ( 5,000 feet ). The individual yellowish objects were not visible this time, just the white haze with lots of small white lights within the haze, but I felt it was the same object as the first.”

This object was also travelling very fast, about 800 Km/h ( 500 miles ) per hour. Because this object moved across our view, a second witness and I, watched the object for six seconds until it went from view.”

“ I said to my friend that it looks like the U.F.O.’s are “ buzzing “ Grafton, so a went and got my camera just in case they returned a third time.” said Mr. Taylor. “ Then at 12.10 am. they flew over a third time.

This time a little to the West of my position and moving to the South. They were very low this time, less than 600 meters ( 2,000 Feet ) Just above the tree tops from my viewing position. They may have flown over the CBD of Grafton this time.

I could see the white haze, this time full of individual white lights all moving as one, and very spread out, about 400 meters across, and travelling about the speed of the second sighting. I took two quick photographs of the object this time, but the photos did not turn out because I was using only 100 ASA colour film.

I now have 400 ASA colour film in my camera for next time”. Mr. Taylor has been interested in the subject of U.F.O’s for the last 25 years, since he first sighted one while living in Sydney.

He has also photographed one when in the Blue Mountains at Katoomba in 1972. A copy of one of the two photographs taken is currently published in “ Mysterious Australia “ written by Mr. Rex Gilroy. ( NEXUS Publishing. P.O.Box 30 Mapleton Qld. 4560. Phone: ( 074 ) 42 9280 )

UFO's Sightings ... taken is currently published in “ Mysterious Australia “ written by Mr. Rex Gilroy. ( NEXUS Publishing. PO.Box 30 Mapleton Qld. 4560. Phone: ( 074 ) 42 9280 ...

oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo AUSTRALIAN FRANK H WILKS IS THE TEAM´S MEDICINE MAN AND SURVIVAL EXPERT ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo AUSTRALIAN FRANK H WILKS IS THE TEAM´S MEDICIN MAN AND SURVIVAL EXPERT ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

Persoligt: 65 years old, born in Griffith, New South Wales, Australia. Divorced (two sons and one daughter).

Yrke: Holds more than 20 diplomas in alternative medicine, a wizard on bad or sore backs and feets; knowledgeable with herbs, old, natural ways to heal people and how to cure the sick under difficult bush-conditions.

Bakgrund: Jack-of-all-trade with the specialization of healing people, both physical and psychological.

Expeditioner: Has researched the Yowie in the Blue Mountains north of Sydney and the Tasmanian Tiger off the southern Australian coast and is also a good friend of Rex Gilroy, who´s researching gigantic, mysterious lizards (20-30 feet long) in the Atherton Tablelands, Queensland.

Framträdande i TV och radio: Has been on innumerable radio- and TV talk shows throughout Australia and is a famous and well known person in the Land of Oz, both for his fire-walking and his skill as an alternative healer.

Roll i DINO2000: Our Medicin man. A tough bushwalker with a stamina beyond the extreme. A rebel with a glint in his eyes which makes him a loveable person, easy to get along with. Humourous when needed and serious-minded when called for. A true asset on any expedition and so reliable that one can easily trust one´s life in the hands of Frankh Wilks.

index210 ... Tiger off the southern Australian coast and is also a good friend of Rex Gilroy, who s researching gigantic, mysterious lizards (20-30 feet long) in the ...

9:00 PM, The Discovery Channel, Into the Unknown, Giant Lizard

(Rex Gilroy, author of Mysterious Australia (( Mysterious Australia )) looks for giant goannas

1970: A Ufo Encounter in New South Wales

"On Thursday, 30th July 1970, a Mr. Phillips was standing on a lookout above Laura Cascades which overlooks the Jamison Valley" of New South Wales "when directly ahead of him, a strange object of brilliant falmaing silver colour suddenly appeared from behind Mount Solitary. The time was 5:30 p.m. and the sky was clear.

Mr. Phillips judged the object to be about 10 kilometres (6 miles) away across the valley, and four or five degrees east of due south and about the same angle above the horizon." "The object was quite large, as big as a large aircraft, and emitted no noise.

It was shaped like a sphere, the top being joined to a cylinder and the conical section between them appearing to follow an exponential curve. After remaining motionless for half a minute after its appearance, the mysterious craft suddenly moved off at a terrific speed, soaring upward into the sky and disappearing from sight."

(See MYSTERIOUS AUSTRALIA by Rex Gilroy, Nexus Publishing, Mapleton, Qnld., Australia, 1995, page 25)

1979: Ufo Hovers Over Cattle Station In Western Australia

"It was a dark, moonless, hot January night (in 1979) on Dave and Rita Turner's lonely cattle station (ranch in the USA--J.T.) on the Kimberley Plateau north of Halls Creek, Western Australia." "Dave had driven off to visit a neighbouring property owner for a short meeting, while Rita stayed home and watched television."

"As she watched, the screen flickered badly. At the same time their dogs began barking wildly. Rita could hear the cattle, horses and fowls going mad in their enclosures out behind the farmhouse." "Leaving the lounge room to investigate the disturbance, she could hear a high-pitched humming sound coming from outside the house.

As she emerged from the back door, she found the whole farmyard lit up by an ionised blue glow coming from above. As she looked up, she was shocked to see a large circular object, at least 20 metres (66 feet) across, emitting the ionised blue glow while hovering directly over the farmhouse barely 30 metres (100 feet) above the roof."

"Then, as she stood speechless, the humming sound faded along with the ionised blue glow. The eerie craft grew dark and rose silently into the sky to be lost from sight." "Regaining her senses, Rita phoned up the neighbour and asked Dave to come home at once."

"She also phoned the police. By the time they arrived the next day, many other property owners over a wide area of the Kimberley had reported seeing the same mystery craft that night." "Dave was mystified by the whole incident when Rita related her experience to the two startled constables who visited the station."

"A week later, she received an explanation from the authorities. The RAAF's conclusion? (Royal Australian Air Force--J.T.) What Rita Turner had seen was nothing more than the 'flashing blue light of a police car'! "Obviously she had been visited by the flying squad!" (See the book Mysterious Australia by Rex Gilroy, Nexus Publishing, Mapleton, Qnld., Australia, 1995, page 28.)

Humanas Gigantes

Antigüidade das pegadas humanas gigantes medindo 59 x 18 cm, indicando um peso de 250 Kg, encontradas em Mount Victoria, Estados Unidos. Investigadas e descobertas, em 1970, pelo Dr. Rex Gilroy, diretor do Mount York Natural History Museum.

Phoenician Inscriptions 

A large ironstone slab is in Rex Gilroy’s museum at Tamworth NSW. It was ploughed up by a Rockhampton area farmer some years ago. It bears a Phoenician inscription that reads: "Ships sail from this land under the protection of Yahweh to Dan."

Here is a direct written link between the Phoenicians and the tribe of Dan. But it is in Australia of all places! Is it the sole evidence of Phoenicians in Australia? No, it is not. Far from it!

At Toowoomba in Queensland, Australia, a group of seventeen granite stones were found with Phoenician inscriptions. One has been translated to read "Guard the shrine of Yahweh." Another "God of Gods" Another inscription reads, "This is a place of worship of Ra" and "Assemble here to worship the sun.

(While many Egyptologists argue that Ra was the Egyptian sun god, the Egyptian and Hebrew evidence rather indicates that the sun and the moon were both considered to be the eyes of Ra, who was personified in the planet Jupiter)

Aboriginal Abductee

I´m still very interested and I would like to know more about the 1933 australian account (p. ex. who really was the researcher Rex Gilroy, if it was a good researcher, his reliability).

Early ChineseContacts With Australia?

Readers of SF will recall three separate articles in recent issues relating to the Australian "pyramids." In the final analysis, these "pyramids" did not seem to be pyramids at all, at least in the archeological sense.

All of this pyramid excitement was precipitated by Rex Gilroy, an amateur Australian archeologist. Well, Gilroy is at it again. This time he claims to have evidence of ancient Chinese visits to Australia -- long before the Dutch explorers and Captain Cook.

Although our Australian contacts have warned us about Gilroy, and his "pyramid" evidence has been debunked, his latest data should at least be laid open for inspection, with caveats attached of course.

Since China is much closer to Australia than Egypt, and the way is paved with handy islands, early Chinese contacts would not be as anomalous at Egyptian-built pyramids. Gilroy's latest claims are:

(1) A carved stone head unearthed near Milton, NSW, seems to represent a Chinese goddess. (2) An old Chinese record, Atlas of Foreign Countries, describes the north coast of a great land to the south inhabited by pygmies, evidence for which has been found in Queensland.

(3) A 6th. Century copper Chinese scroll includes a crude map of Australia. A 2000-year-old vase also seems to show another crude map of this island continent.

(4) In 1948, fragments of Ming porcelain were dug up on Winchelsea Island. Some 35 years ago, a jade Buddah was unearthed near Cooktown, Queensland. As these data as legitimate and convincing as Gilroy claims? We will await further communications from Down Under. (Gilroy, Rex; "Were the Chinese First to Discover Australia?" Australasian Post, May 1, 1986. Cr. A.L. Jones.)

Cat-Like Predator Caught on Video In Australia

The mysterious feline-type predator, known to the Aboriginal people as "the devil dog of the Dreamtime," has been caught on videotape. Since 1880, there have been hundreds of reports of the mysterious black-furred creature around the town of Lancefield in Victoria state, located about 170 kilometers (102 miles) northwest of Melbourne.

According to the Kyneton, Vic. Guardian, the unknown predator is often referred to as "the Lancefield Puma." "The first images of the Lancefield 'puma' which has been haunting Victoria for decades allegedly has beent caught on video."

"The puma is believed to have been tracked down following recent reports of mutilated sheep. Two local men have been trying to film the animal by following the kill sites." "A plaster cast of the animal's large paw was taken in an attempt at identification."

"The video may be the first evidence to support the existence of the elusive cat-like animal." "Staff at Melbourne Zoo and the Department of Natural Resources have seen the video." "Melbourne Zoo director of conservation and research Peter Temple-Smith yesterday said the video footage was 'intriguing.'

"He said zoo carnivore experts are intrigued from seeing the video but not convinced. He would have expected more evidence from the area, such as feces, urine and claw marks on trees."

(Editor's Comment: That's assuming it's a cat. Rex Gilroy theorizes that the animal may be an unknown marsupial predator, closer in kin to the kangaroo and the possum rather than a feline.)

So are the Komodos the Largest Lizards out there?

Fossil finds in Queensland, Australia, indicate that the Komodo Dragon had a much larger cousin, Megalania prisca, in the prehistoric past. Megalania was more than twenty feet in length and weighed more than 1000 pounds.

Though it sounds like a dinosaur, it was a giant lizard. Unlike the dinosaurs, Megalania lived at a time when humans were present and undoubtedly Megalania consumed some Homo sapiens. This gigantic lizard lived during the Pleistocene period. It made its debut about 1.5 million years ago and disappeared around 19,000 years ago. Or did it?

There have been sightings of large lizards in the Australian outback for some time.

In July 1979, cryptozoologist Rex Gilroy was called to a freshly-plowed field by a farmer. Across the field were 30 or so tracks from what looked like an enormous lizard. While most of the tracks had been ruined by rain, Gilroy was able to make a plaster cast of one that had been preserved.

The footprint looked surprisingly like something that might have been made by a Megalania.

Other incidents include a farmer who saw a lizard moving along the edge of his field. Using a set of fence posts as a guide, the farmer estimated the animal's length at twenty to twenty-five feet. In 1961 three woodcutters were scared by a lizard they thought to be twenty feet long.

The largest known Australian lizard is Varanus giganteus, a relative of Megalania and the Komodos. At six feet long and with a weight of thirty to forty pounds, though, it seems too small to explain these reports. So are there giant lizards still out in the wilds of Australia?

The only way of knowing for sure is for somebody to bring one back, dead or alive. The Komodo dragon surprised science once with its existence. Perhaps the Megalania will too.

RexGilroy Ancient Egyptian Colonists Of Australia

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The Australian Pyramids

"Standing in the bushland some distance from the town of Gympie in southern Queensland, is a crudelybuilt, 40-metre-tall terraced stone pyramidal structure which, I believe, will one day help to alter the history of Australia -- to prove that, 3,000 years ago, joint Egyptian and Phoenician mineral-seeking expeditions established mining colonies here."

Thus runs the lead paragraph of an article in a popular Australian publication. This purported pyramid boasts 18 recognizable terraces. The bottom 14 terraces are built from rather small stones; but the top four consist of slabs weighing up to 2 tons.

Trees as old as 600 years poke up through the stones, attesting to a pre-European origin. Another much larger pyramid inhabits dense scrubland near Sydney.

The claim that these admittedly crude structures are Egyptian is based upon the discovery of artifacts in the area with Egyptian and Phoenician characteristics; i.e., a stone idol resembling a squatting ape, an onxy scarab beetle, and cave paintings with Egyptian symbols. Aborigine legends also tell of "culture heros" arriving at Gympie in large ships shaped like birds.

(Gilroy, Rex; "Pyramids of Australia," Australasian Post, August 30, 1984. Cr. A. Jones.) Comments. Professional archeologists are very wary of anything R. Gilroy claims. Further, our Australian readers warn that Australian newspapers are not always as skeptical as they should be about radical claims.

THE AUSTRALIAN PYRAMIDS ... birds. (Gilroy, Rex; "Pyramids of Australia," Australasian Post, August 30, 1984. Cr. A. Jones.). ...

  Masonic Egyptian Symbols

Rex Gilroy in 1978 identified ancient Masonic Egyptian symbols among aboriginal cave art only * miles from the 1910 Ptolomy IV coin discovery site.

Phoenician Seafarers

At the mouth of the Glenely River (SA), there are human figures resembling Phoenician seafarers garbed in clothing which includes a peculiar cap worn by these people in biblical times.

Rex Gilroy found a similar carving near *, Qld, in 1977 during a search for a mystery wall built of large carved stone blocks hidden in dense forest country. Also ancient settlement sites are being looked for.

Phoenician Inscription

A large ironstone slab is in Rex Gilroys museum at Tamworth NSW. It was ploughed up by a Rockhampton area farmer some years ago. It bears a Phoenician inscription that reads: "Ships sail from this land under the protection of Yahweh to Dan."

Phoenecian Inscriptians

Toowoomba: A group of seventeen granite stones were found with Phoenecian inscriptians. One had been translated to read "Guard the shrine of Yahweh’s message" and "Gods of Gods". Another inscription reads, "This is a place of worship or Ra" and "Assemble here to worship the sun." (Ra was the Egyptian sun god)

Pyramid Structure

Another crudely built pyramid structure at least twice the height and dimensions of the Gympie example has been found near the NSW Central Coast by Rex Gilroy.

Fossilised Skulls

At Bathurst, (NSW) fossilised skulls identified as being of two distinct late Java man types unrelated to the Aborigine.

An earlier cranium from Katoomba is believed to be as much as 500 000 years old.


In the Hawkesbury River area a number of relics have been found over the years. These include 2 large carved stone heads dug up near Richmond which are identical to examples of the sun god ‘mithras’ and earth mother goddess ‘Demeter’.

Phoenician deities worshipped over 2800 or more years ago. Also a small black stone bearing Phoenician letters spelling a name ‘thuffi’ which was dug up by workmen 18 feet below the surface in the same area.

From the Hawkesbury River, a carved stone head of the Phoenician sun god ‘mithras’ which the Phoenicians borrowed from the Persians around 3000 years ago.

Latin Type Doodlings

In 1970 Rex Gilroy discovered Latin type doodlings on a rock near Wollongong (NSW). These doodles were a form of Latin shorthand used during the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries.


I Australien har en naturforsker ved navn Rex Gilroy indsamlet over 3000 beretninger fra personer, der i tætte skovområder langs Australiens østkyst har set et stort abelignende væsen. Lokalbefolkningen kalder det en Yowie, og ud fra rapporterne anslår Gilroy den til at være omkring 3 meter høj og med en vægt på omkring 180 kg.

Den er dækket af en tæt pels. Han mener, at den samlede bestand af Yowier ligger på mellem 400 og 600. Endnu er det ikke lykkedes for nogen forsker at fotografere en Yeti, Ye Ren, Yowie eller Bigfoot eller på anden måde finde bevis for de mærkelige skabningers eksistens, men rapporter vedbliver at dukke op fra tid til anden, så naturforskere i såvel Kina og Australien som i USA er opmærksomme på sagen.

The New Age Of Alternative Archaeology

A variant of this notion of the presence of early civilisations in Sahul is the claim that those societies originated here. An example of such claims is Gilroy’s (1995:284) discussion of the stonehenges and other astronomical stone arrangements he reports from Australia:

By their very appearance, the ancient megalithic formations of Australia are remarkably similar to but far older than any megalithic sites of the old European/Asian Earth-worshipping peoples found beyond our shores. This leads us to the proposition that in dim antiquity the megalithic civilisation (the earliest known to mankind), together with its Earth Mother/ Sky Father/Sun God religion (mankind’s first religion), began here in Australia from where its originators spread out across the Earth.

These and other depictions of a long history for humans insist that the deep past was remarkably similar to human life in the recent historical period. These similarities can be expressed in a number of ways, such as the continued existence of hidden hominids (evolution may occur, but extinction never does and so all species continue) or the presence of anatomically modern humans in early geological strata (evolution, for at least humans, does not occur). Within this concept of a long chronology at least two distinctive sub-types can be seen in the alternative archaeology literature:

For example, the general style and tone of presentation used by Gilroy (1995:173) is very close to that employed by conventional texts, even though he is arguing for the presence of Meganthropus or Homo erectus in Australia. Writing of sites near Bathurst he concludes:

A comparison of the megatools from the six occupation sites soon showed considerable stylisation in the hand-axes, knives, adzes and other tools, forming two distinct tool-type culture periods.

These have since been named the "Late" and "Early Phase", the "Early Phase" being the oldest and most primitive, the "Late Phase" showing more advanced styles of workmanship. ...the strata in which the "Early Phase" tools are found date from around 60,000 back to 180,000 years BP. Aboriginal occupation of the Bathurst region itself dates back at least 50,000 years, so it is obvious that Aborigines lived side by side with the megatool people.

While this conclusion may seem radical, even more dramatic interpretations of prehistory are forthcoming from those who deny evolutionary processes in humans but allow for a geological time scale, and notions such as Gilroy’s (1995:284) create an Australian prehistory that gives priority to those lost (and invariably Caucasian) groups of people:

...the first modern Homo sapiens evolved in Australia, eventually spreading out across the Earth. These humans, it appears, were our mysterious megalith-builders who developed the earliest form of civilisation right here in Australia - the pale-skinned (i.e., white) "culture heroes", the "old ones" whom the Aboriginal traditions say preceded them on this continent.

In addition to the earlier descriptions one further example can illustrate the claims for non-Aboriginal and pre-Aboriginal occupation in early times:

Modern archaeological dating techniques demonstrate that our aborigines have occupied Australia for at least 50,000 years, and evidence is coming to light of even earlier stone-age people who preceded them! (Gilroy 1991:28).


In recent years Australian archaeologists have been occupied with a number of pressing political issues. Amid the numerous debates in which conventional archaeologists have been engaged there has been comparatively little discussion of unconventional archaeology and the degree to which it may have increasingly encroached on the public understanding of archaeology.

Alternative archaeology has presented to the public a wide range of hidden histories, arguing that these are the real stories of the Australian past and that science intentionally denies these histories the acknowledgement they deserve.

While some of these hidden histories result from research that imitates the process of science, increasingly they are a product of mysticism embedded in New Age thinking. Significantly, this paper has noted that alternative archaeology of all kinds has an increased publication output and that there are indications of significant popularity of some of these visions.

In view of these circumstances it may be that in the longer term archaeologists will benefit from greater consideration of the nature of alternative archaeology, the hidden histories it produces, and the social context in which it is generated.


Gilroy, R. 1991 Man-Apes of eastern Australia. Part 1. Nexus 2(5),25-28.

Gilroy, R. 1995 Mysterious Australia. Nexus Publishing, Mapleton, Queensland.