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Old 4th October 2010, 11:43 PM   #361
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Pub's still there. As you point out, the Yowies just chased off the drinkers.
Thanks A, I knew you wouldn't let me down.
The way I remember it, there was a peppercorn tree and a steam roller out the front too.
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Old 5th October 2010, 04:04 AM   #362
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Originally Posted by A.A.Alfie View Post
Thanks A, I knew you wouldn't let me down.
The way I remember it, there was a peppercorn tree and a steam roller out the front too.
Sounds like the patrons might not notice a yowie...
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Old 5th October 2010, 04:18 AM   #363
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Sounds like the patrons might not notice a yowie...
Like any pub, there were one or two locals that were probably suffering alcoholic hallucinations.
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Old 5th October 2010, 05:06 AM   #364
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Pub's still there. As you point out, the Yowies just chased off the drinkers.


Thanks A, I knew you wouldn't let me down.
The way I remember it, there was a peppercorn tree and a steam roller out the front too.


Most of my memories of the Dora Dora are from the early 70s when I was posted to Bandiana. Rather than risk getting into bother with either the local lads or the constabulary in Wodonga we used to hit the country pubs, usually in conjunction with some bunny-related activities. Dora Dora was actually a bit of a pain in the arse to get to because of the river, and we more often only got as far as the Bridge at Jingellic before the thirst took over, but the publican at Dora Dora (a German feller, but I forget his name) had a couple of gorgeous daughters who worked the bar and they made the extra 20 ks or so well worth it.


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Sounds like the patrons might not notice a yowie...


Like any pub, there were one or two locals that were probably suffering alcoholic hallucinations.


In those days I used to head off after dinner on my trusty XL175 with $2 in my skyrocket knowing that I had enough for a Big Night. A Glass was only 20 and ten of those was more than enough for a young feller to be fairly stonkered. Dog knows how I got away with it, although I did lose a bit of skin and fur along the way.

Funny thing though, all those nights out there in the sticks, all on me Pat with nothing but a .22 and I never saw a single Yowie.

Wasn't I lucky?
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Old 5th October 2010, 02:34 PM   #365
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To be fair - the book Something is out there is decent read focussing more so on the people who search for unusual phenomena than the mysteries themselves. In that respect, the book makes some useful insights. The newspaper article, however, is terrible. The bit about Yowies not getting their feet wet is actually referring to the Yaroma - a different but similar creature in Aboriginal mythology.
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Old 5th October 2010, 09:31 PM   #366
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Funny thing though, all those nights out there in the sticks, all on me Pat with nothing but a .22 and I never saw a single Yowie.

Wasn't I lucky?
Probably the smell. I know how army lads on leave can wind up - I'd have steered clear too.

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