1880 - Clarence Examiner, Hairyman Search
Grafton, New South Wales
Date: May 5, 1880
From the far north comes a story of a wild man of the woods of an indescribable appearance. Yet some sceptics dispute the fact of its being anything more than a gigantic kangaroo.
Some such creature is reported to have been seen not far from Nymboida, in this district, and about which there are some astounding tales, many of them of the Munchausen character.
To solve the mystery, especially as times are slack, might not some of our sporting men make up a party to scour the country in that direction.
If they did not succeed in discovering the "hairy man," they might find something much more valuable. The locality where this strange creature is said to frequent will be none the worse for careful exploration for more reasons than one.