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Yahoo Creek : an Australian mystery / Tohby Riddle with Peter Williams.

By: Riddle, Tohby [author,, illustrator.].
Contributor(s): Williams, Peter [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Crows Nest, NSW : Allen & Unwin, 2019Copyright date: ©2019Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : colour illustrations ; 29 cm.ISBN: 9781760631451 (hardback).Subject(s): Monsters -- Juvenile literature | Animals, Mythical -- Juvenile literature | Aboriginal Australians -- Folklore -- Juvenile literature | Curiosities and wonders -- Australia -- Juvenile literature | Monsters -- Australia -- Juvenile literature | Animals, Mythical -- Australia -- Juvenile literature | Animals -- Australia -- Juvenile literature | Cryptozoology -- Australia -- Juvenile literature | Primates -- Australia -- Juvenile literature | Monsters in mass media -- Juvenile literature | Frontier and pioneer life -- Australia -- Juvenile literature | Australia -- History -- 19th century -- Juvenile literature | Australia -- History -- 1901-1922 -- Juvenile literature | Australia -- FolkloreDDC classification: 398.2 Summary: Luminous images accompanied by newspaper extracts dating back to the early 1800s and words by Ngiyampaa Elder Peter Williams explore the ongoing mystery of yahoo encounters. 'He was surprised to observe a hairy human form, about seven feet in height, walking in the bush.' Queanbeyan Age, 24 August 1886. Throughout the first century or so of Australian settlement by Europeans, the pages of colonial newspapers were haunted by reports of a bewildering phenomenon: the mysterious yahoo or hairy man ... But what was it? Yahoo Creek breathes life into this little-known piece of Australian history - which, by many accounts, is a history still in the making. 'These stories are not my stories or your stories, they're our stories.' Peter Williams, Ngiyampaa Elder.
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Junior Keilor Library (DIY)
Picture Book R Available IA2024042
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Picture Book R Issued 09/09/2019 IA2024043
Junior Keilor Library
Picture Book R Available IA2024044
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Picture Book R Issued 08/09/2019 IA2024045
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Travel, Language & Culture
Junior Non Fiction J 398.2 RIDD Available IA2006500
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Luminous images accompanied by newspaper extracts dating back to the early 1800s and words by Ngiyampaa Elder Peter Williams explore the ongoing mystery of yahoo encounters. 'He was surprised to observe a hairy human form, about seven feet in height, walking in the bush.' Queanbeyan Age, 24 August 1886. Throughout the first century or so of Australian settlement by Europeans, the pages of colonial newspapers were haunted by reports of a bewildering phenomenon: the mysterious yahoo or hairy man ... But what was it? Yahoo Creek breathes life into this little-known piece of Australian history - which, by many accounts, is a history still in the making. 'These stories are not my stories or your stories, they're our stories.' Peter Williams, Ngiyampaa Elder.

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