A Year and A Day: Yowie

Changeling: the Dreaming

Homebrew Rules

Character Creation Guide Download: Yowie.pdf

Quoth the Yowie:

“Please don’t look at me.”

Kith Excerpt:

The Yowie is perhaps the most famous of Australia’s “monsters” and is up there in infamy with the likes of the North American Sasquatch. Also like their Big-foot cousin, the Yowie is considered to be Aboriginal folklore, misinterpretations, or worse, a hoax. The Yowie is also one of the Hairy-Volken, those special Earthly Tribes of the wild places in Nature. Known all throughout Australia, they are also known as, joogabinna, jurrawarra, myngawin, puttikan, gubba, doolaga, gulaga, thoolagal. yahoo, yaroma, noocoonah, wawee, pangkarlangu, jimbra and tjangara.

Despite their fame among the Australians, they leave a reclusive life. They rarely join with the other Baijini (Changelings), and steer far away from Anangu politics. They only seek out the rest of the Australian Yuuri (Kith) at the behest of the Wandjina, and even then remain separate and aloof. This isn’t due to pride on their half, or enmity of the others, but just a deep-rooted distrust of all others.

The Wandjina aren’t as ubiquitous as they once were, the Mokole have gone to sleep, the Bunyip are gone, and the White-Fella has done more damage penned up the land. The Yowie see all this and their hearts are broken. They make do the only way they know how: by moving farther out into the bush and hiding from everybody.



“The land is my mother. Like a human mother, the land gives us protection, enjoyment and provides our needs – economic, social and religious. We have a human relationship with the land: Mother, daughter, son. When the land is taken from us or destroyed, we feel hurt because we belong to the land and we are part of it.”
– Djinyini Gondarra


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