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Goulburn Bunyip

Goulburn Bunyip

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Perth Gazette 1849 (Feb 10)
Perth Gazette 1849 (Feb 10)

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The Perth Gazette and Independent Journal of Politics and News (WA : 1848-1864), Saturday 10 February 1National Library of Australiahttp://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article3170462
Miscellanea.
AEEALBUNYIP.-A
late
number
of
tlie
Goulburnïleraldpublishes
the
followingdiscoveryofthe
"great
unknown"which
has
caused
so
intense
a
curiosity
amongst
the
naturalists
of
fihis
province:-Wehavereceived
a
letter
from
a
mostrespectablecredibleparty,living
on
thelowerMur-rumbidgee,which
gives
an
account
ofthereappearanceof
this
extraordinaryanimal.Itappearsthat
this
gentleman
was
ridingalongthe
river
onan
early
day
this
month,
when
he
observedwhat
appeared
to
be
a
huge
log
floating
on
the
surface
ofthestream,butupon
a
nearer
approach,and
closerobservation,
henoticedthatthe
ob-ject
was
making
its
wayagainstthe
stream.
Being
certain,
fromsuch
a
movement,
that
what
attractedhis
attention
must
be
en-
dowedwith
life,
hechecked
his
horseandwatched
its
movement.
Inthe
course
of
a
fewsecondshediscovered
that
it
was
a
veritable
Bunyip.
The
monster
having
floatedleisurely
in
a
direction
towardshim,made
for
theshallowwater,and
di-
vingdown
as
if
toseize
some
prey,
created
a
disturbanceinthestream,which
can
belikenedonly
to
thesinkingof
a
vesselin
a
whirlpool.
Itthenquickly
rose
to
the
surface,
andinshallower
water
than
before,
giving
our
correspondent
full
opportunityofnoticing
its
dimensions.Itappeared
to
be
atleast35feetlong,
andthe
body
to
beabout
l8feet
round
at
the
thickestpart.
Thehead
was
somewhat
shaped
as
a
horse's,
and
a
thick
shaggy
maneorna-
mented
its
neck.Thecolourof
a
dirty
brown.Theteethhe
likensto
theupperpartofthebackboneof
a
bullock,
with
re-
spectto
size,
andof
a
dingyyellow
colour.
Unfortunately,
some
cattle,
which
were
feeding
on
thebanks,disturbed
this
'
huge
monster
ofthe
deep,'
andcaused
hisinbtant
disappearance.TALE
OJTA
TUB.-Thefollowing
drollstory
appearsinthe
St.
Joseph'sTimes:

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