A series of six Aboriginal engraving sites described by McCarthy, most of which are located within what was the Warrah Sanctuary to the east of Patonga (now part of Brisbane Water National Park).
Man with Line
Eight metre long whale
Man with out-stretched arms
Series 1 (Fig B) – Whale
A large (eight metre long) whale, which appears to be blowing bubbles. Inside the whale’s body are two fish, an incomplete figure and a V-shaped figure.
Series 2 (Fig D) – Stone slabs
A stone arrangement (STA), consisting of a “slab of sandstone 3 ft by 2 ft in size, set up at an angle of 45 degrees against another slab”.
Series 3 (Fig E) – Man
A man with out-stretched hands on a sloping rock platform; nearby are three mundoes and some unfinished figures.
Series 4 (Fig A) – Stone oval
A stone arrangement “consisting of broken pieces from 4″ to 2′ long in a basic oval pattern 32′ long, in which there is an oval”. The site has been disturbed by cattle.
Series 5 (Fig C) – Fish
A fish with a “long oval body, good tail, no eyes, with pitted grooves”. It was described as weathered in the 1950s, and I have not been able to locate this figure.
Series 6 (Fig F) – Man with Line
A “small figure of a man 3 ft 6 inches, with a long curved line running from his ankle over his head and beyond his body”.
Near the man is a boomerang and fish.
Summary of Warrah Sanctuary Aboriginal sites
|Site Name||Reference||No. Motifs||Motifs|
|Whale||Mankind Group 54 S1||14||Whale with circles near mouth|
|Stone slabs||Mankind Group 54 S2||–||Stone arrangement|
|Man||Mankind Group 54 S3||6||Man, mundoes|
|Stones||Mankind Group 54 S4||–||Stone arrangement|
|Small Fish||Mankind Group 54 S5||1||Fish|
|Man with Line||Mankind Group 54 S6||4||Man, line, boomerang, fish|