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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

MURRUMBIDGEE BUNYIP


I was out setting a trail camera today and as I drove past the Lambrigg Homestead with the Murrumbidgee flowing strongly after yesterdays rains I was reminded of the spate of Bunyip sightings nearly a century ago in the area. The mythical Bunyip was reported to be an aquatic creature roughly the size of a mastiff dog that lived in the waterways.

The sightings are recorded at the junction of the Ginninderra Creek, around Queanbeyan and near Point Hut Crossing (Lambrigg - photo above) where it was reported that the settlers managed to capture one briefly before its overnight escape back into its 'native element'...

Queanbeyan Age and Queanbeyan Observer - Friday 4 October 1918



Trove has another Very good read called 'Is there a Bunyip?'

Map showing Lambrigg and the Murrumbidgee River...

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