Portland Guardian and Normanby General Advertiser (Vic.

: 1842 - 1876), Thursday 4 May 1871, page 2
-AN AUSTRALIAN 'GORILLA:

Mr
lector,
within

George Osbourn,, a eensus
on

col

going

his round

actually was
live of a real in the

shooting
I

distance
is ir

gorilla

His
from

narrative,
as

published
follows:-"

1llawarra

Mlecury,

On
Reen's,
half
i mile at

my way about coming down a range behind Mr John Graham's
Avondalo,.
startled
ai

Matthew

residence,

after.

sunset;

my
at

horse

was

at

tree, to

which an about

seeing an animal I thought
aboriginal,
eight and and

combilg down
the
moment

be
its

when the
feelings

ie"got
it

within
lost

feet

of

ground at

grip
were

fell

My

the

moment
although voled asimal

but anything but happy,, horse
was

my
to

restless,

I

andea

get' a good by following disappeared
resembled

it

of the glimpso. as it- retreated
a' gully.

uontil
sumewhlat

it

into'

':It

according Height,
tions, *iuly

the shape ofPt mai, to the following desciiptibl:
five long,
s.lender propor legs like huiiman being;

about

feet,

arms

the feet, being inches long, aid shape
with

-abolt
like
mi

eighteen

iguana;
of

long toes,
cliest

and well

musdles

the

arms

icid
of

being

devioed,.theib`ck

the head straightwittthe. upk an'd body, but the fronutof tle face projected forward, with featuresm Every

monkey
,with

particle

of was

the body, excspt the feet
blacki
-

:.

and

face,

4ri

covered streak

with

a taui-colored the
eyes abdomen. and mouth

from,'
t'ho

neck
at

to
its

.Whileilooking
were
a monkey.

me

the fishiuon
quadrumped paces it

of

in motion, after It walked

fasliosh, would

but"at every
.'the

few

mes
with other also

followiig two
arm noticed

turn roundiand it; supporting
one,

look :t

body

legs and
was

placed that. it

the arm,a'whilst hip.-. I across the

had

no named or

tail.".
:It

appears
mers sasw iii

that two the
same

children

Sum
oniioimi

aninmal,

locality, about two years the same it was but say then,ouly. the they ago, size of a boy about thirteen or;fourteen lar,

years

of

age.

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