Yokai Talk 2: Scott Bainbridge: Maeroero – Giants and Monsters of the New Zealand Forest


Central City Library, 44-46 Lorne Street, Auckland City Centre

Whare Wānanga, L2

Also online via Zoom

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Friday 7 October 2022




Reserach Central
09 890 2412


09 890 2412

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Yokai Talk 2: Scott Bainbridge: Maeroero – Giants and Monsters of the New Zealand Forest
Image Moehau Ranges, Coromandel. Courtesy of Scott Bainbridge

Big Foot, the Abominable Snowman, the Yeti are monsters known all over the world, but for many years there have been stories of giant hominid cryptid living wild in New Zealand Forests. The most infamous is the Moehau Men who have inhabited the Coromandel Ranges since the 1870s.

Truth or myth? Join true crime author Scott Bainbridge who covered the intriguing story in his book New Zealand Mysteries, as he covers the origins, the history and the sightings of the Moehau Man and the evidence unearthed to debate his existence. 

About the speaker

Scott Bainbridge is one of New Zealand’s foremost true crime authors. His books Without Trace and Still Missing inspired the acclaimed TVNZ series the Missing. Bainbridge has a love of New Zealand history and has written books and been involved in TV series on historical crimes. His book the Bassett Road Machine Gun Murders was released on the 50th anniversary of the gangland murders and The Great New Zealand Robbery about the Waterfront Payroll Robbery of 1956 was a finalist in the 2019 Dame Ngaio Marsh Awards. His eighth book, The Fix will be  released in October 2022.

Enjoy this exhibition in Central City Library before and after the talk!

‘Yokai Parade: Supernatural Monsters from Japan’ exhibition is organised in collaboration with the Consulate-General of Japan in Auckland and the Japan Foundation from 29 September to 06 November 2022.  Free entry.

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