Which also connects to the Yowie Hunters website:
And starts with this introduction:
There is a wealth of mythology pertaining to the Australian Bigfoot or "Yowie" stretching back over the more than 200 years of European settlement in Australia, as well as numerous legends from aboriginal groups stretching back to the dreamtime (see Rex Gilroy's book "Giants of the Dreamtime" 2001). As a group we are very new and do not profess to have the answers to this phenomenon. This group is attempting, as are others, to piece together the puzzle to find out what is really going on out there.
Is this phenomenon the result of a human unconscious desire for "scary monsters"? Are thousands upon thousands of people imagining things they see? Or is there some kind of cryptic creature out there, running through the Australian bush? Our ideas may be flawed, however, in line with the scientific method, we look for duplication and replication within eyewitness accounts and are putting this information together. This field is full of very diverse individuals with a wide range of their own conclusions, many excellent opinions and findings and we do not discredit any other ideas about the yowie phenomenon, merely present our own conclusions.
And upon reviewing the evidence, I began to believe that the two types were different - that the bush apes (or brush apes) are the Australian equivalent of NAPES in North America while the more usual Yowie types are more of a wildman sub-category (albeit somewhat more primitive than most).
The more ape-like reports also had certain striking features such as strongly reddish hair and longer hair on the arms and legs - six inches or a foot long, several times the length of the hair on most of the body.
I therefore suggest that these apes are actually only illegally-released orangutans smuggled in from Indonesia and that the ones in New Guinea are the same. My impression is that the actually ape-like reports come primarily out of the jungle forests in Queensland, in the North of Australia.
Best Wishes, Dale D.