Bunyip Exhibition N.L.A

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Bunyip Exhibition N.L.A

Unread post by Tuckeroo » Sat Apr 16, 2016 8:39 am

In the late 1990’s the National Library of Australia mounted a travelling exhibition called Bunyips.
There was also an essay presenting the exhibition, which has a lot of information regarding the history of Bunyips
in popular culture in the late 19th. century. I have a copy of this and my intention was to provide a link so people
could read it.
The exhibition and essay no longer exits in the N.L.A. archive but they still have the interactive resource page for
school students which seems like a summary of the exhibition and is worth a look.

In this exhibition they tend to dwell on the idea that the beasties of the bush, comes from the European mind
dealing with the new frontier. Unknown fauna and flora, strange sounds at night and isolation.
They do quote some eye witness accounts by settlers and explorers and also how the Bunyip is interpreted in
Aboriginal culture.
Many of these sightings are of beasts seen in swamps and water-ways. With some of the images used to sell
consumer products at the time.

Bunyips and Yahoos were a lot more in the minds of Australians back then to what Yowies are today,
as this exhibitions shows. There was even a Bunyip pantomime sung by Maisie Pollard and the promo-pic of the
Bunyip is got to be seen to be believed.
When you click on the link you will come to the N.L.A. Bunyip archive page. Lower left click Archived Exhibition .

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https://www.nla.gov.au/exhibitions/bunyips

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Unread post by Searcher » Sat Apr 16, 2016 10:50 am

Nice find, Tuckeroo.

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Unread post by TrevorPeters » Sat Apr 16, 2016 5:26 pm

Isn't it interesting that all over the world, evidence that does not fit the known order of nature (like the bunyip and cyclops skull) seem to "disappear".

Imagine if such anomalies were still available for study with the modern tools now available to scientific inquiry.

Perhaps that's why they disappeared?

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Unread post by Yowie bait » Wed Apr 20, 2016 4:52 pm

Hey Tuckeroo, thanks for the link.I always thought it was stupid that the cadbury yowies were the classic bunyip shape. My freind and i were actually kicked out of the short lived yowie collectable shop in melbourne for pointing this out. We also claimed to have a rare three clawed crayfish yowie toy which infuriated the guy for some reason. We were lying of course! Those were the days... yb
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Unread post by Tuckeroo » Wed Apr 20, 2016 6:31 pm

Yowie bait wrote:Hey Tuckeroo, thanks for the link.I always thought it was stupid that the cadbury yowies were the classic bunyip shape. My freind and i were actually kicked out of the short lived yowie collectable shop in melbourne for pointing this out. We also claimed to have a rare three clawed crayfish yowie toy which infuriated the guy for some reason. We were lying of course! Those were the days... yb


Hi Yb.

Yes, I scoffed a lot of those Bunyips when I was a kid........

I was interested how Bunyips are distinct from Yowies.
Back in the day, many sightings were of swamp monsters;
where today that seems less so.
I especially liked the Bunyip pics for the boot polish and the one above it.

Those two skulls are weird. They said they came together from two independent sources
and were mutations. Strange that they both look very similar.The cyclops one with the fur is a classic.


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Unread post by Yowie bait » Wed Apr 20, 2016 7:52 pm

Yeah that bootpolish bunyip is an ugly bugger. Theres some far out illustrations on there. Dont know what to think of the cyclops skulls. Was the fur skull mummified? I always thought bunyips was just a story when i was a kid but who knows?

Saw a yowie newsflash on tv in the 70s when i was very young and home alone which had me hiding behind the sideboard with my sisters softball bat till my parents came home so found yowies more believable than the bunyips. Yb
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Unread post by ChrisV » Thu Apr 28, 2016 1:50 am

Interesting how the settlers here talked about the Bunyip and their lack of understanding of natural fauna.
If it resided in waterways - I would think the Platypus would be the ideal candidate. But not to the size they were talking about. So many different images its hard to find an average on what the look might of been....

Yowies are real.....not sure about Bunyips....unfortunately.

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Unread post by Yowie bait » Thu Apr 28, 2016 4:55 pm

I asked a younger workmate what he thought of yowies. He told me "bunyips,yowies same thing and all b.s" which made me feel quite foolish. A few months later he sheepishly informed me hes had a little hairy man observing him through the screen door! (Their new house backs onto forest and they have a new puppy) and hes since put in security lights. Hopefully he will have a run in with a bunyip next. Thatll learn him!
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Unread post by Simon M » Sat Jan 21, 2017 1:40 am

Yowie bait wrote:Hey Tuckeroo, thanks for the link.I always thought it was stupid that the cadbury yowies were the classic bunyip shape. My freind and i were actually kicked out of the short lived yowie collectable shop in melbourne for pointing this out. We also claimed to have a rare three clawed crayfish yowie toy which infuriated the guy for some reason. We were lying of course! Those were the days... yb
There was a shop?! :shock:

I'm glad you told him about the three-toed crayfish. It probably haunts him to this day...."One day, one day I'll find one of those things...that'll show those damned meddling kids..."

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Unread post by Yowie bait » Sat Jan 21, 2017 9:10 am

Hey Simon it was a beanie baby and yowie toy collectibles shop. In Malvern i think? We were always broke so a bit of cheap fun mate as the fella was always a bit uptight!
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Unread post by Simon M » Sun Jan 22, 2017 12:56 am

A mate and I used to get dressed up like we were businessmen and go into guitar shops in the city (I grew up in Melbourne) and ask to play all the really expensive guitars, then say we were going to the ATM to get the money to buy one...and never return again. We just wanted to have a go on all the stuff we couldn't afford, but had to look like serious buyers who had the money before they'd take these things out of the locked cabinet and let us play them. ;)

Yes, I'm so old that I can recall the days before eftpos existed. (cries)

The idea of a Yowie shop is excellent. I had no idea they were that popular. I recall eating one with my nephew once and getting the little plastic blue swimmer crab, which sat on my computer's tower for years afterwards.

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Unread post by Yowie bait » Sun Jan 22, 2017 9:51 pm

Hey Simon, thats dedication to your craft mate. The suits were a good touch and yeah great way to try out some rare guitars and amps! Some of those salesmen in the music shops can be real squares. (thumb Down)

After reading some posts from this thread, ive noticed how a few members , including myself have changed their opinions on the hairy men and their " abilities".
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Unread post by Simon M » Mon Jan 23, 2017 12:46 am

I'm prepared to accept the opinions of people who've actually encountered them, I suppose.

I still think the most likely explanation is that these creatures have a way of confusing our senses or creating some form of 'interference' which distorts our perception of them. It could be part of why they've survived for so long and been feared/revered by humans - they're able to make us question our own perceptions in some manner (via electromagnetic or pheromonal discharge, or a combination of both, or infrasound, etc...some unidentified method).

An encounter becomes more than just an ordinary experience, as our senses are being amplified, distorted or altered by the presence of these creatures. This gives them a psychological advantage in any situation where they encounter us.

I'm probably wrong, but I'd accept that they can addle our minds in some way before I'll accept the 'extradimensional' theory outright. I'd need more evidence to support that one.

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Unread post by ChrisV » Mon Jan 23, 2017 5:55 am

Simon M wrote:I'm prepared to accept the opinions of people who've actually encountered them, I suppose.

I still think the most likely explanation is that these creatures have a way of confusing our senses or creating some form of 'interference' which distorts our perception of them. It could be part of why they've survived for so long and been feared/revered by humans - they're able to make us question our own perceptions in some manner (via electromagnetic or pheromonal discharge, or a combination of both, or infrasound, etc...some unidentified method).

An encounter becomes more than just an ordinary experience, as our senses are being amplified, distorted or altered by the presence of these creatures. This gives them a psychological advantage in any situation where they encounter us.

I'm probably wrong, but I'd accept that they can addle our minds in some way before I'll accept the 'extradimensional' theory outright. I'd need more evidence to support that one.
Simon I don't think your wrong. What your saying is quite sensible and logical. The missing gaps need to be filled in but at the moment we've got no idea what are the missing bits. Opinions, experience and most times second hand accounts are all that exists in the meantime.

I've got an open mind for the 'extradimensional' aspect to life but I'll hold out to see what happens regarding to Yowies...too many questions and not enough answers.

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Unread post by Yowie bait » Mon Jan 23, 2017 7:33 am

Whoops sorry guys. I shouldve posted that in the occult thread and now we are all (off topic) . (eek) . What i mean is that i was arguing the point about " glamming" etc but now have no problem accepting that they could use some form of mind tampering.
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Unread post by Simon M » Mon Jan 23, 2017 7:43 pm

ChrisV wrote:Simon I don't think your wrong. What your saying is quite sensible and logical. The missing gaps need to be filled in but at the moment we've got no idea what are the missing bits. Opinions, experience and most times second hand accounts are all that exists in the meantime.

I've got an open mind for the 'extradimensional' aspect to life but I'll hold out to see what happens regarding to Yowies...too many questions and not enough answers.
I agree - there are clearly answers to these questions, but we don't have enough info to fill in the gaps. It's important to keep querying things, but it's tough to learn about these things when they're virtually impossible to observe or study long-term.

All manner of things are possible, but it's a question of whether they can be backed up with evidence. About all I'm sure of is that these things exist, and that they're capable of doing stuff we're not capable of. That's about as far as I'd be willing to say without further information.

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Simon M wrote:
ChrisV wrote:Simon I don't think your wrong. What your saying is quite sensible and logical. The missing gaps need to be filled in but at the moment we've got no idea what are the missing bits. Opinions, experience and most times second hand accounts are all that exists in the meantime.

I've got an open mind for the 'extradimensional' aspect to life but I'll hold out to see what happens regarding to Yowies...too many questions and not enough answers.
I agree - there are clearly answers to these questions, but we don't have enough info to fill in the gaps. It's important to keep querying things, but it's tough to learn about these things when they're virtually impossible to observe or study long-term.

All manner of things are possible, but it's a question of whether they can be backed up with evidence. About all I'm sure of is that these things exist, and that they're capable of doing stuff we're not capable of. That's about as far as I'd be willing to say without further information.
Well the way things are developing - I think the outcome is getting closer. Not sure how that will pan out but there seems to be some momentum happening - either with reports or sightings or even the government here or oveseas declassifying documents that might expose things.

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Unread post by Yowie bait » Tue Jan 24, 2017 12:03 pm

Thats interesting you would say that Chris. Why do you think things will be de- classified?

I have noticed last year that the u.s news reports arent taking the piss as much as they used to regarding bigfoot. Theres signage in some areas and apparently a law that prevents hunters shooting bigfoots in some states. If true thats some sort of admission at least.

Australian media still has that high school bully mentality which makes me doubt they will ever reveal it. Of course the media will always do what theyre told like the obedient little stooges they are so ya never know... (thumb)
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Unread post by Yowie bait » Tue Jan 24, 2017 4:21 pm

Thats a bit harsh of me on the media there. I apologise to my fellow forum members bing bot, msn media, google and yahoo (!).

I think it will be social media that will reveal the yowie ( and bunyip..) one day. Once something big hits facebook or youtube it will end up on the news.
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Unread post by ChrisV » Wed Jan 25, 2017 6:35 am

The only reason I used the 'declassified' documents term is that situations like this can stay gridlocked for decades.
The recent release of CIA files regarding everything from UFO to psychokinesis by the US gov, it makes me think that other stuff might come to light. A break thru of sorts is what might be required.
Whether Australia or the US finds it necessary to enlighten the public about these creatures is yet to play out. I would think that they might hold off on releasing information because such a release might have a bad reaction to the general public. UFO documents are far more safer to announce .

One would think that any release like this might be pie in the sky stuff anyway....

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Unread post by Simon M » Wed Jan 25, 2017 2:56 pm

I agree that the authorities will play it safe and will never reveal anything unless it fits their agenda.

I also agree that something will show up on social media if it's going to show up anywhere at all. Drone footage, or some random encounter where multiple witnesses are using their phones to record video and one of these creatures just shows up, etc. That's how I think it will happen, if it does happen.

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Simon M wrote:I agree that the authorities will play it safe and will never reveal anything unless it fits their agenda.

I also agree that something will show up on social media if it's going to show up anywhere at all. Drone footage, or some random encounter where multiple witnesses are using their phones to record video and one of these creatures just shows up, etc. That's how I think it will happen, if it does happen.
I really enjoy all these speculative thought experiments…. As a hypothetical scenario, if a bus full of tourists have a group close encounter with a Yowie and some people are actually injured, then all hell would break loose!
Mobile phone video would in moments be beamed all around the world and the mainstream media would be forced to take notice. In the meantime, social media would have a field day!

The good news is the ‘powers that be’ could only sit back and watch it happen. No doubt some expert would be trotted out to claim something ridiculous. Just like former US Air Force consultant and astronomer, Professor Allen J. Hynek’s infamous swamp gas explanation for a highly credible mass UFO sighting.

Let’s face it… times are a-changing fast! Many people today don’t have the daily newspaper delivered anymore (I’m still old fashioned) and prefer to get their news from social media. Social media is even making inroads on the once dominant TV news services. Folks now don’t care if they miss the scheduled evening bulletins. They prefer to catch up on the news in their own way in their own time.

Agree with Simon’s thoughts on how it may happen. And in my view, you can add dashcams to that list.

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Unread post by West of the Sierra » Sat Mar 11, 2017 8:28 pm

About the hairy fellows messing with your mind...it's well known here in US, zapping we call it. Do you have a different name for it? Pardon my ignorance. I know very little about yowies except what I got from some video accounts on Youtube.

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West of the Sierra wrote:About the hairy fellows messing with your mind...it's well known here in US, zapping we call it. Do you have a different name for it? Pardon my ignorance. I know very little about yowies except what I got from some video accounts on Youtube.
Yes people use the term "ZAPPED" here as well. Theres often reports of this accompanying yowie sightings.

I think you will find the yowie is very similar to its american cousins but slightly different facial features from what i understand from reports and descriptions, sketches etc.

We have reports of the stink, running on all fours, throwing sticks and rocks, tree signs and rock stacks. Lotsa similarities there.
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Yowie bait wrote:
West of the Sierra wrote:About the hairy fellows messing with your mind...it's well known here in US, zapping we call it. Do you have a different name for it? Pardon my ignorance. I know very little about yowies except what I got from some video accounts on Youtube.
Yes people use the term "ZAPPED" here as well. Theres often reports of this accompanying yowie sightings.

I think you will find the yowie is very similar to its american cousins but slightly different facial features from what i understand from reports and descriptions, sketches etc.

We have reports of the stink, running on all fours, throwing sticks and rocks, tree signs and rock stacks. Lotsa similarities there.
Is there a "smaller size" version/species of the sasquatch, as there appears to be with yowies?

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gregvalentine wrote:
Yowie bait wrote:
West of the Sierra wrote:About the hairy fellows messing with your mind...it's well known here in US, zapping we call it. Do you have a different name for it? Pardon my ignorance. I know very little about yowies except what I got from some video accounts on Youtube.
Yes people use the term "ZAPPED" here as well. Theres often reports of this accompanying yowie sightings.

I think you will find the yowie is very similar to its american cousins but slightly different facial features from what i understand from reports and descriptions, sketches etc.

We have reports of the stink, running on all fours, throwing sticks and rocks, tree signs and rock stacks. Lotsa similarities there.
Is there a "smaller size" version/species of the sasquatch, as there appears to be with yowies?
Little foot?
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Unread post by Simon M » Mon May 08, 2017 2:24 am

Yowie bait wrote: Little foot?
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