BIG CATS
 

The Mystery of Terra Australis

John Pinkney 2006

This ancient land has been measured and mapped,
Its mountains stripped, its animals trapped.
Roads and rails cross its desert plains,
But still the MYSTERY remains.
 
This timeless earth has been tunnelled and mined,
Wild streams and rivers redesigned.
Shafts dizzy deep into rock and hill,
But the MYSTERY lies deeper still.
 
The primal forests have been felled,
Green shadows vanished, birdsong quelled.
Bleak buildings rise in grey cold tides,
But still the MYSTERY abides.
 
This ancient land has been mapped and measured,
Torrents dammed, idylls untreasured.
The analyst notes, the historian explains,
But still the MYSTERY remains.

from Great Australian Mysteries 2, copyright (c) John Pinkney 2006. Published by The Five Mile Press

By permission

 

 

 

Some Good Reference Sources

Cropper Paul, Healy Tony, “Out of the Shadows Mystery Animals of Australia”, Chippendale, Pan Macmillan, 1994, ISBN 0 330 27499 6.

Flett Josie, A History of BUNYIPS, Australia's Great Mystery Water Beasts, Tyalgum, Australia, Free Spirit Press, 1999

Healy Tony, Cropper Paul, "The Yowie - In Search of Australia's Bigfoot", Broadway, San Antonio, Anomalist Books, 2006, ISBN 1933665165.

Henry John, "Pumas in the Grampians Mountains: A Compelling Case? An Up-dated Report of the Deakin Puma Study", Deakin University Press, Melbourne, May 2001.

Kelleher Colm A. Ph.D., Knapp George, "Hunt for the Skinwalker", Paraview Pocket Books, Sydney, 2005, ISBN 978-1-4165-0521-1; & ISBN 1-4165-0521-0.

Menkhorst Peter, Knight Frank, A Field Guide to the Mammals of Australia, Australia, Oxford University Press, 2001. (ISBN 0 19550870 X.)

Old Torrington A History of Torrington and District 1881 – 1981”, Glen Innes, Examiner Printing Service, 1981, p 86

Pinkney John, "Great Australian Mysteries 2", The Five Mile Press, Rowville, Victoria, 2006, ISBN 1-74178-201-5.

Pinkney John, "Great Australian Mysteries", The Five Mile Press, Rowville, Victoria, 2004, ISBN 1-74124-024-7.

Pinkney John, "Unexplained", The Five Mile Press, Rowville, Victoria, 2006, ISBN 1-74124-863-9.

Inserra Rose, Australia Files Mysteries, Reed Library Cardigan Street, Melbourne, 1996. p10-11.

Smith Malcolm, “Bunyips & Bigfoots In search of Australia’s Mystery Animals”, Millennium Books, 1996

Triggs Barbara, Tracks, Scats and Other Traces, A Field Guide to Australian Mammals, UK, Oxford University Press, 2001

Tutt Stan , Sunshine Coast Heritage, A J & J L Masche, 1995 pp 196, 282, 329.(ISBN / EAN: 0646143093)

Wilkinson Isabel, Forgotten Country, Northern Rivers College of Advanced Education, 1980. p 122.

Williams Fred, "A History of Fraser Island - Written in Sand", Jackaranda Press, Milton, Brisbane, pp 124 - 130., 1982, ISBN 0 7016 1491 9.

 

Tiger Cat Kenilworth 1953 (Photo Mac Pearce courtesy Steve Rushton) Note:- 1 quart drum under Tiger Cat's mouth

Other Cryptozoological Web Sites of Interest 

 

WEB SITE & DESCRIPTION
Aboriginal Rockart
Aboriginal Stories
Aboriginal Tales Retold
The Age of Megafauna
Alien Big Cats
Ancient Historical Research Foundation
Anomalist Books
Australia's Anomalous Animals
Australia's Lost Kingdom
Australian Big Cats
Australian Dreamtime
Australian Puma Sightings Site
Australian Rare Fauna Research Association Inc.
Australian Yowie Research
Beartracker’s Animal Tracks Den
Big Cat Calls and Sounds
Big Cats - AYR
Big Cats In Britain
Big Cats of the Australian Outback
Big Cat Monitors
Big Cats Wild in the West
Black Panther Sighting
Canine vs. Feline or Dog vs. Cat
Cropper & Healey - The Yowie - In Search of Australia's Bigfoot
Cryptzoology.com
Desert Cats of Australia : Urbanisation?
Devil Dog of the Dreamtime
Dreamtime Myths & Legends
The Dhamurian Society
Exmoor Beast
Extinct Animals
FORTEAN Times
Giant Marsupial Cats of the Blue Mountains
Gone Missing the Movie
Indigenous Australia Stories
In The Beginning There Was Dreaming
Large Cat Paw Prints Site
The Lithgow Black Cat Site
Lock Ness Tooth Web Site
Mystery of Megafaunal Extinction Remains
National Institute of Discovery Science
Paleocraft
Paul Cropper - The Yowie - In Search of Australia's Bigfoot
Phantom Cats
Pleistocene Marsupial Lion
Quoll
Rainbow Spirit Warriors
Rex and Heather Gilroy's Mysterious Australia
The Scottish Big Cat Trust
South Australian Museum
Strange Phenomena
Tasmanian Devil
Thylacoleo
Thylacoleo Carnifex
Thylacoleo Fossil Find
Thylacoleo Carnifex Naricoorte Cave Fossils
Thylacoleo Rememberence Page
The Quest For The Thylacoleo
UFO Maps
UK Big Cats Web Site
Where Light Meets Dark
The Yowie - In Search of Australia's Bigfoot
Yowiefile

 

 

NOTICE BOARD

Keep a look out for Paul Cropper and Tony Healy's new book,

Healy Tony, Cropper Paul, "The Yowie - In Search of Australia's Bigfoot", Broadway, San Antonio, Anomalist Books, 2006, ISBN 1933665165.

and

Kelleher Colm A. Ph.D., Knapp George, "Hunt for the Skinwalker", Paraview Pocket Books, Sydney, 2005, ISBN 978-1-4165-0521-1; & ISBN 1-4165-0521-0.

and

Pye Lloyd, "The Starchild Skull", Bell Lap Books, Florida, USA, 2007, ISBN 10: 0-9793881-0-4, ISBN 13: 978-0-9793881-0-1.

Also:- Watch out for a program on Foxtel - The Real Lost World

 

Last Modified 22/10/2011