Australian Gorilla (1871)

Portland Guardian and Normanby General Advertiser (Vic.

: 1842 - 1876), Thursday 18 May 1871, page 5
YAN .AUTSTRallAN
Mr: '
George .Obionrne,;'

AORIIJA:
a ceisus.
round
,'actuhally ofoia published is
as

lector,
within
gorilla

on going
shooting
I;

I.hns

,distance

real in:

His
.narrative, .lNercury,

coa

was
life

the
O)n

ll1doearra my

follows:-"

way from' Mr coming di, ii a 'range
behind
startled

Matthewl
sahtii

Reln',i

mile
"halffe

Mr
at

3J,'ls'i

rabiflut

s
after.

residence
hhorse

at
.was

Avondalco,

mily
,iisot,

a
to

tree, which

seeing an animal I ithought

cominig
at
'theo'momet

downis

bo
its

an about
,aborigitial,

within
lost

eight
fell..

it and' wheir g6dt feet of the ground it

grip and
were.
lorsei

My

feeirlug

iattti6'
buh

momen?t although

anythii~g a

but happby,
I

waasrestle, good glimpse
-it '

eiidea
of:,thd

vored
animal until

to
,,get,

it

by.following it as disappeared into

?sy

retreated

a'

gully:
aman,

It

somewhat'resemblcd

according Height, aseatfivefeet
tions, armnslong
only:;the.

'the shapo of to thefollowing description slender propoj legs like being,

humanbeing,
eighteen
an

feet
'long,

inches
with and
ehest'being

and toes,

shape
and

about like

iguana;

long

muscles' of the arms tihe btick well'developed

of

the'head'rstiaight
hiut

:iti
thie

body

the front of

forward,

with

monkey

the neck and face projected featurest Every
and

particle of the body, except the feet face,,w a cgvered,with black
hair,'*ith

a tu.olored;
the abdomen. eyes and motth
the fashion, qtUadrujsed, paces mo other
withti it

streak

:.the"lneck.to
,from

Wbhile looking at~ms:its weratein motibii,,:aft'er

.a fashion,:

of

monkey::
lit'

It" wallied

drohd

woaldi

ttiin

'eve?y'"few ililook it
ithe

followink 'it, supporting two
arme

body, whilat the the hip..: I
tail."

legsand
that
it

one

arm,

was placed

across

also' noticed appears mers

had

no

"If
Sum.i

that 'twoo'children: nanmed saw
twoi

the same animal, or one seimni thelisame locality, about ago, but th as then only the ie of a oy about thirteen or fourteen
lar;i
i

yes

years

of,

age.:.

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