Our book contains dozens of cases from the 19th and early 20th century, showing clearly that the yowie legend predates modern Bigfoot reports.

Sydney Morning Herald July 21, 1871 (Case 16)

Sydney Morning Herald, 12 October 1877 (Case 23)

Freemans Journal, 17 May 1878 (Case 20)

Queanbeyan Observer, 30 November 1894 (Case 33)

Northern Star (Lismore) 13 April 1878 (Case 20)

Sydney Morning Herald Sept 16, 1872 (Case 19)

Mudgee Guardian June 1909 (Case 41)

The Argus (Melbourne)

25 October 1849 (Case 4)

Excerpt from ‘Canberra History & Legends’ by John Gale, 1927 (Case 28)

Australian Town & Country Journal,

December 9, 1882 (Case 25)

The Argus (Melbourne),

Feb 27, 1932 (Case 59)

Sydney Sun,

1 August 1965 (Case 81)

Macleay Argus (NSW)

25 September 1976 (Case 53)

See Illustrations page for Melba’s sketch

From ‘The History of Australian Exploration from 1788-1888’ by Ernest Favenc, Sydney, 1888.

Bathurst Times (NSW)

9 July 1891


Lismore Northern Star (NSW)

September 8, 1877

‘Wonderful Large Man, or Monstrous Giant, Brought from Botany-Bay'

Reproduced from a broadsheet c.1790

Maitland Mercury (NSW)

8 July 1880