Bunyips live in creeks, riverbeds, waterholes and swamps, emerging to terrify and sometimes devour animals and humans.
In the 1880s bunyip sightings were reported in the Australian press and lonely, isolated white settlers/invaders wondered and worried about the existence of these native Australian monsters. Today, Koories see bunyips as both real and as conveyors of important warning from the land.
Nyet Nyets are giant female bunyips from the dreaming who lure people towards them with the desire to feed them. Nyet Nyets suckle their prey on droopy green breasts in order to possess their spirits. These big soft endearing creatures are drawn from the stories collected from indigenous communities all over Victoria.
The world of bunyips comes to life through humour, terror and fun. The Bunyip roaming act gives voice to an indigenous mythology, so often ignored in modern Australia.
'enormous grotesque and appealing creatures' - Hilary Crampton, The Age, 26 March 2007