"They connect them in some way with their common racial legends about Buddai, the gigantic old man who lies asleep for ages underground with his head on his arm, and who will some day awake and eat up the world."
H.P. Lovecraft, The Shadow Out Of Time
"They are known by many names by all the natives across the continent, and take a number of different forms. They are the giants of the dream time, races of giant hominids that roamed the continent even before the appearance of the first Aboriginal."
Rex Gilroy, Giants From the Dreamtime; The Yowie In the Myth and Reality
"Buddai, [is] a gigantic old man lying asleep for ages, with his head resting upon his arm, which is deep in the sand. He is expected one day to awake and eat up the world."
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1894* **
*Thanks to starblazie on the HPPodcraft forums for unearthing this.
**The original text uses terse, racist vernacular. Indigenous Australians have and continue to face horrible forms or racism in their homeland. To read more, visit Aboriginal Rights Coalition.