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The Friendly Bunyip of Victoria, Australia

A mythical creature from Australian Aboriginal mythology is usually found lurking around swamps and riverbeds, but a friendly version, waltzing with his matilda, can be found just outside the State Library Victoria.

There are different tales and versions of similar monsters throughout the Aboriginal tribes of Australia (and Final Fantasy X), but the word “bunyip” comes from the Wemba-Wemba language of the indigenous people from the southeastern corner of the country.

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