From the back cover:
"Welcome to the land of wonder -- the land Down Under!"
"..Man must be prepared to accept notions of the cosmos, and of his own place in the seething vortex of time, whose merest mention is paralyzing. He must, too, be placed on guard against a specific, lurking peril which, though it will never engulf the whole race, may impose monstrous and unguessable horrors on certain venturesome members of it."
-- H.P. Lovecraft
AUSTRALIA is a new-settled land, full of opportunity. But it is also an ancient land, filled with the dreamings of the Aboriginals, hunters and gatherers who came first. And, as famous horror writer H.P. Lovecraft wrote, long before the humans came shocking and awesome entities, whose purposes are unguessable.
TERROR AUSTRALIS includes three roleplaying adventures, "Old Fellow That Bunyip", "Pride of Yirrimburra" and "City Beneath The Sands," as well as extensive information about the Aboriginal inhabitants, their mystical concept of Dreamtime, inhabitants of the Dreamtime, Australian history, transportation in the 1920s, contemporary Australian slang, famous hauntings, and a special chapter analyzing the Dreamtime (Alcheringa) in roleplaying terms. Intended as a roleplaying supplement and useful for any roleplaying system, TERROR AUSTRALIS also contains many pages of illustration and maps to intrigue and Australia buff.
This book is a companion to publications such as H.P. LOVECRAFT'S DREAMLANDS and GASLIGHT, which also situate Cthulhu players in other times and places.