The Kiama Independent, and Shoalhaven Advertiser (NSW : 1863 - 1947), Friday 31 May 1889, page 4

THE AUS'ItALIAN GORILLA.

be

made over

by

dragging
and each

a
as

bush
this
of

or

broom
WtrI.IZG to t:e
on editor of

the sand;

trail foot.
it

the

iKangarooD

was

equidistant

from

line

Valley PioneFei
Mlr.

the
of

above

subject, a
it

marks,
was

I reasonably

concluded

that the
strange

J. Hi the
caption
?ins

Como

says:-Sir,
can

caused

by
we

the

tail

of

Under
in a

" What
the

he T'e

"

animal

that the

had tracked
led
of right

to its

rocky the

recent

issue of
notice ii,
at

Suburn ban copied to
a

lair-for cave,
of about

tracks
mouth

into

graph,
yourour animal

I

paragraph

from

the

which

heaps

journ
as

referring

strange

bones

of

various

animals
of a

lay bleach horse.

having

been seen.

lately:.at

ing, including the object I
caused and a of

those

With

named Mleryla by a man Mulleny. This 'looked by upon will no mani doubt be some

dislodging
pile of at of

the monstrosity,

huge
set

dry bushes" to be
the motth breathless
of expect and

of'your
conceit-as

readers,

all-wice or

i,:

their

built
oevern.

fire to
a state

the

own

a liar, fool,
of

madman;

In

but

in

confirmation and of as

the truth of his
at

setory,
such

the

fact that

least

one

ancy we favouring
mass opening. of

awaited gust smoke of and roar

developments; wind
like
sound

a

blew

the

dense
into the

animal

that he describes
district,

exist,

flames
an of

fair

in

the Berrima
submit

I herewith
own

un

A by

earthquale, falling
rocks and

hesitatingly
which,

my
can

testimiony,
substantiated

followed

the

if

necessary, other

be

from higher up the
through the
of

bill,

startled of

us,

by three One
ruary,
were

witnesses.

warm

day

in the

month and of

Feb
party

we

saw

myself 1871, whilst having lunch at the foot

of the
and

ascending face clambering up the rugged hill, with long, bushy, tail erect, the
an stones as it clawed as

clouds

smoke

a rocky,
atten and

dislodging upward, before
of

its

cavernous

hill

at

Bandanoon,
to

our

way
never

animal

such

I had or

tion

was

drawn
manifestations a

the
of

seen,

heard,
and

read,.

t:nusual

decided

terror
bull'
accom

ex
and

dreamt had

in my

philosophy, the
I
cave

which

hibited by
mastiff panied.me which

large
which

dog
bush

of

the

escaped

from
as made

through
see

a

species,
on

invariably
excursions,

side-opening,
and

could exit as

by

the

my
t.'

smoketo
a

which

from
can

the same
it,

was,
tnt

so

speak,

" as the

game

as

quarter,
the feet creature

As

near appeared

I
to

describe
fully
resemb.

bull-dog thing
animal

"-about
will

only
fire,

living

be
and

nine

that
came

encounter

The
of

in height;
of a

heal large, baboon, but
arms
of

from

the
cliff,

direction crouching whining

a

ling that
more

with

a

face

large

over-hanging

up
in

human-like;
and

long, black, hair;

close to me,
a most

ttemblin.,
and

an,

pitious

unaccountable
that

muscular, large and

devoid
almost and

body

round, black

balloon-shaped,

manner.

Thinking
with

a

snake

had
an

tad striped

yellow

like

that

of

bitten the dog, I,
proceeded

my

cmmpen:ons,
of

in the
care

direction
arm weapons

the

cliff, with

iguana; legs otextraordinary two knee-joints with apparently
hair,
of several

length,
in
eaoh,

taking the
sticks

to

well

ourselves at

black,
void of summit

lesther-like,

and

seemingly

de
over

most and

effective

hand from
a

Before disappearing
the hill,
it

stones, we

On

emerging
on

the
and

turned

around

the
of wide

scrub

found

ourselves about

strip
yards

made

hideous

grimmaces

at

smooth,

white

sand,

20
this
size

us,
sand and

displaying
teeth,

a double

tier

of long yel

fronting

the cavern.
of all

On
such
our

low

Attached
the

to its

back imme

we

found fresh tracks
as

diately

above
appeudage,

tail,

there

swang

a

shape

to

baffle

zoological
were

baggy
thing
to

speculations.

The

tracks in
some

clearly
an

living

from which some protruded, and which we

defined, resembling outline
of

degree

the

human
wider

foot, in

but

much

larger, considerably
and

proportion of

showing the

seven

instead
toe,
unlike on

five
of

toe the

its be either took young or some animal captured and stored for food. the same About a week later I saw it) tn a tree animal (or one similar to

marks,

great

that
outer

human Between

foot,

being
lines
a

the

side,

near tle road lending from i?outntain the Barrsngarry
wang-about a
mile

the
to

top of

Burra

the
was

formed
such

by
as

the could
or

from the junction;
acknow

footprints,

trail

and having no firearms, I must
l1dge

be

made

by

dragging

a

bush

my

cowardice,

and

admit

that

I

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l1dge

my

cowardice,

and

admit

that
,

I

meade myself scarce pretty quick.

Some time ago
written
papers,

I

was

reading a

letter

by a Mr.
where

le

Mewey to one of tihe refers to the existence
Forbes
saw
is

in the 'Prnnlkey and a trihe
otf

districts

of

Astralian
I

monkeys.
one

If'the of tlhese,

creature whi~h then Australia tie possession
of

can safely lay claim to of the most hideous race

monkleys on the face of the earth; it is thle poor blacks have no wonder and dread of the dibbildibbil, a wholesome yahoo, or bunyip.
L,?DnoX,

Otghtlih piiiol of leing Cronin
sef

Monday.-Adetoetivo hbeOR has acres
edl

named
otn
sus

haIplicated

in a

husasu

in the murder in Ohilego,.

De;

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