Summary: An Aboriginal engraving site below the America Bay Track, which may represent a fishing scene.

Below the America Bay Track, next to a large rock platform covered with scattered stones, is a smaller platform which contain a small number of weathered engravings. (Two sites were originally recorded in this area, but in comparing them they both refer to the same set of engaved figures.)

AWAT5013 LR America Bay Fishing Scene

The site was originally recorded by McCarthy who described a circle, three fish and a shield. He suggested the site represented “casual art depicting a catch of fish, with the fisherman’s shield, and his camp or gnarl container”.

The three fish – one originally described as a leatherjacket and later as a “bream-like fish” are all shaped differently, and are all quite weathered.

A small circle may represent the fisherman’s basket or container.

AWAT5010 LR America Bay Fishing Scene

America Bay Fishing Scene - Site Summary

Aboriginal Sites by National Park

There are about 300 recorded Aboriginal heritage sites in Wollemi National Park, with the rugged and remote environment meaning many sites are yet to be "discovered" and recorde.
Over 40 sites have been recorded within the park; many were located along the river bank and were flooded by the building of the weir in 1938.
Many sites Aboriginal engraving sites across the inner suburbs of Sydney have been destroyed or are very weatheredl. The sites which remain are isolated from their natural environment.
Over a hundred Aboriginal sites have been recorded in the Hornsby region, with many of these in the Berowra Valley National Park and around the suburb of Berowra.
Yengo National Park was an important spiritual and cultural place for the Darkinjung and Wonnarua People for thousands of years, and 640 Aboriginal cultural sites are recorded in the park and nearby areas.
A review of different techniques for photographing Aboriginal rock art. This includdes oblique flash, chain and planar mosaic imaging which combines hundreds of overlapping photos.
Subscribe via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to Hiking the World, and receive notifications of new posts by email. (A hike is added every 1-2 weeks, on average.)

Join 1,040 other subscribers

0 Comments

Leave a Reply