Yowie killed on the road to Cooma in 1893?


While delivering his goods to the Southern Tablelands township of Captain’s Flat, Braidwood cordial maker Arthur Marrin’s dog suddenly ran out from the bushes and off down the road in a terrible fright. Something had really spooked Marrin’s canine companion.

Arthur Marrin soon discovered the object of his dog’s intense fear when a large, hairy creature, standing upright on its hind legs, jumped from the lower bank up onto the road in front of Marrin’s cordial-laden cart.

Another typical encounter with the hairy man?

Not quite, for according to local newspaper, the Braidwood Despatch, the unarmed Arthur Marrin got the better of this strange beast with a stone and the butt of his whip …. and had the body to prove it….


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