Tim The Yowie Man, Canberra Times

Tim The Yowie Man

Canberra Times

Canberra, ACT, Australia

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Past articles by Tim:

Hillview, the Southern Highland retreat were governors once came to rest

It's not every day you plan to bunk down in former vice-regal quarters. Tim the Yowie Man is a Canberra Times columnist, and an intrepid adventurer, mystery investigator, and cryptonaturalist. → Read More

Why these metal pyramids are in a Tuggeranong paddock

Could they be World War II relics or perhaps alien calling cards? In fact, the story behind these... → Read More

'Every time I drive past West Block, I think of those fun times'

Vacant since 2015, this landmark Parliamentary Triangle building is chock full of stories and memories dating back to... → Read More

Roland Wilson's electric car with the power to spark big interest

A shout-out for more information on Roland Wilson's homemade electric car resulted in a bulging mailbag and several... → Read More

Native critters bounce back after Black Summer bushfires

Researchers were thrilled to discover several threatened native species are on the rebound after the Black Summer bushfires → Read More

How close Lake George is to being full, according to Michael Short

Just "how full" the lake is, isn't easy to answer because Lake George is an endorheic lake which means it has no evident outlets. → Read More

Weetangera Cemetery reveals tales of Canberra's early pioneers

While these days Weetangera Cemetery is a lonely place, it once housed a church that was the social and spiritual hub of the community. → Read More

Odd bowers appear out of the blue

The atypical bowers are quite rare and likely the handiwork of young and inexperienced male bower birds. → Read More

The forgotten half of skiing tragedy

Today marks 93 years since Laurie Seaman and Evan Hayes went missing in a blizzard near Mt Kosciuszko. Why then was only one of them honoured with a memorial hut? → Read More

Tim the Yowie man: Alpine adventure with a twist

I used to dread winter. For decades I had a calendar on my fridge where'd I'd cross off the days until summer. I'd escape for short trips to anywhere warmer.... → Read More

The case of the missing waterfall

A dramatic waterfall plunges down a cliff in a captivating black-and-white photo held by the Tidbinbilla Pioneers Association. Trouble is, no one seems to know where it is → Read More

Historic Snowy Mountains mansion Burnima Homestead sold

After 20 years at the helm as its sole custodian, Steve Rickett is about to spend his last evening at his beloved Burnima Homestead. → Read More

Historic Snowy Mountains mansion Burnima Homestead sold

After 20 years at the helm as its sole custodian, Steve Rickett is about to spend his last evening at his beloved Burnima Homestead. → Read More

Rocks can't dance, can they? Of course not. But this one did

Footage surfaced this week of a rock spinning in mid-air near Canberra airport. So of course I headed there to investigate. → Read More

Snake tales thick on the ground

Readers recall a time when there were more tiger snakes than you could poke a stick at. → Read More

South coast tourism spots bounce back after 2020 summer fires

Tim the Yowie Man journeys along the Princes Highway to discover the resilience of south coast tourism operators. → Read More

Pebbly Beach at NSW South Coast is missing its kangaroos after Black Summer bushfires

The surfing kangaroos are missing in action, but is last summer's bushfire to blame? → Read More

Tim the Yowie Man: Trek to Namadgi's mystery stone wall

A bushranger's fort or a boundary fence? Sometimes the most complex of mysteries turn out to be somewhat simple, your akubra-wearing curiosity addict discovers. → Read More

The curious case of the concrete block

A tomb housing Harold Holt's skeleton? A tether for Skywhale? The mystery object in Ainslie had readers guessing but only one could reveal the truth behind it → Read More

Rare mushroom appears out of the blue

While clearing blackberries on his farm near Braidwood, Peter Marshall spotted an exotic mushroom usually found only in Europe, sparking a quest to find its Aussie origin → Read More