The Nullarbor Nymph

image Thirty-two years ago the tiny town of Eucla, Australia, on the edge of the Nullarbor plain, became famous when a few of its residents first sighted the Nullarbor Nymph. The Nymph was a blonde, feral, half-naked woman who lived in the bush and ran wild with kangaroos. News of this wild woman quickly spread around the world. President Nixon was asked his opinion of her (reportedly his reply could not be repeated over the air), and the Loch Ness monster sent her a telegram. Sooner or later I'll have to put a fuller account of the Nullarbor Nymph in my 'Hoaxes Throughout History' Gallery, but for now you can read all about her at Dora Dallwitz's excellent site.

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Posted on Tue May 18, 2004

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Thanks to the link to my Nullarbor Nymph website that you have on this site, National Geographic in America are doing the last of a six part TV series on feral children, on the Nullarbor Nymph hoax. They are doing their own take on the story. Should be fun.
Posted by Dora Dallwitz  in  Adelaide  on  Tue Apr 03, 2007  at  08:39 PM
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