24th November 1912. The Queanbeyan Age.



[Colonel Ryrie of Michelago asserted that during a long residence in the district he had many stories of the phenomenon.] 'I first heard of the creature in my boyhood', he continued, 'Some folks are dreadfully afraid of it.

It was really the bogey of the district.

It was supossed to be in the Tinderry mountains, and what is known as the 'Jingera'- the wild, rough country". [Ryrie was conviced that the man-ape was merely a story spread by little-duffers to frighten people away.]

No ape could live in the country. A carnivorous animal might get along, but there were no nuts, no yams, no fruits for a man-ape".








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