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Yahoo Creek - an Australian mystery - Tohby Riddle

Description
Tohby Riddle shares the research behind his book "Yahoo Creek" - an historical account of our enduring national mystery – the yahoo or yowie. Using a series of fascinating newspaper clippings from the 1800’s and early 1900’s, luminous illustrations, and featuring contributions from Ngiyampaa Elder Peter Williams, "Yahoo Creek" explores the mystery of Colonial-era yahoo encounters long the Great Dividing range, and also raises questions about history, myth and truth and the place of traditional Aboriginal knowledge in Australia’s culture. "Who has not heard, from the earliest settlement of the colony, the [Aboriginal people] speaking of some unearthly animal or inhuman creature…namely the Yahoo-Devil Devil, or the Hairy Man of the Wood?" Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners’ Advocate, 16 November 1876
Date
Saturday, 31 August 2019
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location
Lake Macquarie Centre for Performing Arts
Address
39 Lake Street
Warners Bay, NSW 2282
Cost
Gold coin entry
Website
https://library.lakemac.com.au
Business
Lake Mac Libraries
Phone
4921 0463
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