The Illarwarra Mercury, 28th April 1871, p.2.

The Australian, 1st January 1972, p.10. Since the report of this strange animal seen by Mr. George Osbourne, on the Avondale ranges, and which he supposes was a Gorilla, has appeared, speculation regarding the existence and species of that "natural curiosity" have been rife in this district. [Here follows a description of a hunting party formed to search for the creature]

A person who has resided on the Bulli Mountains for several years positively asserts that an animal similar to that seen by Mr. Osbourne, but considerably larger, has been seen in the bush in that locality more than once, and by different persons, and that no dogs can be found to face it.

 


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