We've done types of monster, and monstrous behavior, but you know what we haven't done? Monstrous locations! And I can't think of a better place to start than a country that once waged a war against a bird and lost. Curious?
The Emu War
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Bunyip and Diprotodon
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Drop Bears and Marsupial Lions
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Hawkesbury River Monster
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