The Singleton Argus and Upper Hunter General Advocate (NSW : 1874 - 1880), Saturday 30 March 1878, pag

An
A

Australian
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Hairy
in
a

Man

of

Nveslorn

district to

Honds

tho following Journal Freeman's
a

slrango story
:

the

employ
man

averred scrnh but the
a

in

About thirty in W. Suttor's that ho had soon n hairy north of Cunningham's story he
it wus

Crook,
childish." tlie

However,
covered with

day he died that
vrne

treated as till persisted walked upright
|

and
that

from
botyfcon

hair, and the doge limited everything else ran back this frightened, with their tails

their- legs. A few years ago "SVring, a shepherd, in Mr. Tim young liis boil Price's employ, whilo pot was ing for" dinner, saw somothing unusual walking through the scrub about five inilils .from where the.first shepherd ro giro no portod, but Timcbnld descrip

tion,
in

ns

ho.
at

rau as n

laughed
tho

homo for his life to bo still, droamor. Later

Pnt mentioned, locality, brother, henrd his younger 10 a.m., to doge bark , from kangaroo clown inaccessible cliffs, some 4 p.m., help thoni to to go and lie determined last
a

Wring,

what he supposed must'bo old an tho two wallaroo, as dogs could kill Pat's any other kind of marsupial.
man

kill

surprise easily bo imagined when may his byes looked down on a hairy monster standing' upright;; re body npp.arently as a. a round ?as as horen,-arms aground n>aii'* thigh, throp claws on onch ihnnd,. fikch foot. lnrgb olawebn two -Itetood, to tho best of his belief, atiout 4 foot high. The hoad resembled a pig's but turned the air tho upwards, arid ho rpacli. only dog. UxatiTonturpd'wit'hiajits neo-'tho milk-wh!t? Pat oould'not hair
was his nrrupits, Pnt Whon tirod of loolcing on, aud fearing tho dog ? it fell on be killed, as would tho rocks it tiiun 'nbiMit sixty yards away, pncli 14tr. \nw thrown about up, ho throw

under

of a stono, which struck tho without mark doing any .damage .The at tho foot of the rocks annual was on Pat stood, and in two springs or which

weight

strides

it

sprang

or

strode

in

an

up
to
no rnn

right position and then coiumoncod climb Pat saw monkey-fashion. ho thought it was as timo to ?more,
for lifo;

back. His hoart boat so audibly that ho fancied it tho quick stamping of the strange .was I him. ' Tho thing behind dog diod not shortly after, but hair of tho a could bo found, though strange oreaturo thu dog's hair and blood was plentiful W hoar that some tho rocks. .on now flat splitters on tho hinds north of Ohurry Troo Hill Imve bueoino terrified
never

he

looked

by hearing unearthly
at

screams

or caves one

sounds
in the of those

a

night. There three nru vicinity of tho above ; into thu dogs never follow tho . Uoavy rama h?ve fallen at i? flood
;.

Yass, and

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