Mountain Monsters: Bigfoot Files is a series that airs extended
enhanced episodes with extra information, deleted scenes and bonus
unseen footage from the show "Mountain Monsters" that airs on the
Runtime: 60 minutes
Mountain Monsters: Bigfoot Files - Yowie - Netflix
Yowie is one of several names for an Australian folklore entity reputed
to live in the Outback. The creature has its roots in Aboriginal oral
history. In parts of Queensland, they are known as quinkin (or as a type
of quinkin), and as joogabinna, in parts of New South Wales they are
called jurrawarra, myngawin, puttikan, doolaga, gulaga and thoolagal.
Other names include yaroma, noocoonah, wawee, pangkarlangu, jimbra and
tjangara. Yowie-type creatures are common in Aboriginal Australian
legends, particularly in the eastern Australian states.
Mountain Monsters: Bigfoot Files - 19th century - Netflix
In the 1870s, accounts of “Indigenous Apes” appeared in the Australian
Town and Country Journal. The earliest account in November 1876 asked
readers; “Who has not heard, from the earliest settlement of the colony,
the blacks speaking of some unearthly animal or inhuman creature ...
namely the Yahoo-Devil Devil, or hairy man of the wood ...” In an
article entitled “Australian Apes” appearing six years later, amateur
naturalist Henry James McCooey claimed to have seen an “indigenous ape”
on the south coast of New South Wales, between Batemans Bay and
McCooey offered to capture an ape for the Australian Museum for £40.
According to Robert Holden, a second outbreak of reported ape sightings
appeared in 1912. The yowie appeared in Donald Friend's Hillendiana, a
collection of writings about the goldfields near Hill End in New South
Wales. Friend refers to the yowie as a species of bunyip. Holden also
cites the appearance of the yowie in a number of Australian tall stories
in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century.
Mountain Monsters: Bigfoot Files - References - Netflix