Summary: An intriguing Aboriginal engraving site near Alison's Cascades, which has two birds, a shark and a long line of mundoes.

This interesting Aboriginal engraving site is at Alison’s Cascade, where Tank Creek plunges over the cliff after a series of pools and cascades. Originally documented by Ian Sim in 1976, some of the weathered figures have been recorded quite differently by different people. The most distinctive shape is generally described as a “large bird”, but its exact shape is unclear.

It appears very much as a bird-like figure, with at least one leg that has claw-like feet.

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Nearby is a shark.

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Over twenty mundoes (footprints) were recorded, in a line which crosses the creek above the waterfall.


In the middle of Tank Creek is a fish, which is not Aboriginal.


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