There are many Aboriginal engraving sites across the inner suburbs of Sydney and around Sydney Harbour – although the sites are now isolated from their natural environment. Fewer sites have survived in Sydney’s south, due to development and erosion from weather and foot traffic.

An engraving of a whale around six metres in length, within the tail of which there is faded, but just-visible man.
Located along the popular Spit to Manly bushwalk, the Grotto Point Aboriginal Site included boomerangs, fish, sharks and a large kangaroo. The engravings are about 1,000 years old and have interpretative signage.
A very weathered engraving of a whale and its calf, on the headland at La Perouse.