Yahoo Creek : An Australian Mystery
Publication Date: 4 March 2019
Luminous images, accompanied by newspaper extracts dating back to the early 1800s and words by Ngiyampaa Elder Peter Williams explore the ongoing mystery of yahoo encounters.
Throughout the first century or so of Australian settlement by Europeans, the pages of colonial newspapers were haunted by reports of a bewildering phenomenon: the mysterious yahoo or hairy man...
But what was it?
Yahoo Creek breathes life into this little-known piece of Australian history - which, by many accounts, is a history still in the making.
About the Author
Tohby Riddle is a multi-award-winning creator of picture books and illustrated books that have been published in many languages throughout the world. Recent titles include Unforgotten and The Greatest Gatsby: a visual book of grammar. He has also written a novel; was the cartoonist for ten years at Good Weekend (the Saturday magazine of the Sydney Morning Herald and Melbourne's Age); and is a former editor of the The School Magazine, a literary magazine for children published by the NSW Department of Education. Tohby is based in the Blue Mountains town of Katoomba in Australia.