“Water plunges 40 metres off the cliff top with so much gusto that the morning sun rising upstream creates a rainbow through the water spray. It reaches from one side of the falls to the other. Overhead, a lone wedge-tailed eagle, flirting on the updrafts, is dwarfed by the gaping gorge that opens up like a giant’s yawn in the ancient landscape below.”
Waxing lyrical about everything from the windswept rocky crags of the high country to ghost hunting at the Bredbo Inn, Tim the Yowie Man is certainly not your average travel writer.
Tim is also a well-known Canberra identity, mystery investigator, sometime radio host, history and ghost tour guide and the National Museum of Australia’s resident cryptonaturalist.
In the Spirit of Banjo brings together a collection of his articles originally published in The Canberra Times and other newspapers and is available from Pendragon Publishing & Design and selected bookstores in 2015.
In the Spirit of Banjo follows Tim’s adventures from the nation’s capital, to the Southern Highlands, the Snowy Mountains, the Southern Tablelands and the beautiful South Coast of New South Wales where he explores rugged mountain ranges, haunted lighthouses, stunning waterfalls, and other little known historical, ecological and environmental gems.
If you are a fan of Tim the Yowie Man, this book is definitely for you. If you’re yet to discover him, you will find his words entertaining and inspiring to the point of wanting to follow in the footsteps of the Yowie Man. Who knows what you will find?
When: Monday 2 March
Where: Smiths Alternative, 76 Alinga Street Canberra City