The Illawarra Mercury, 19th January 1883

It is stated by several persons residing in the locality that a gorilla has again been seen in the mountain ranges in the vicinity of Mount Keira, or rather, between Mount Keira and the Mount Kembla coal tunnel.

Different residents there say they have caught sight of the strange animal on separate occasions and in various places.

They describe it as resembling a man, but covered with long hair, and having long sharp claws.


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