Summary: Speared shark (partly damaged) above the Basin Track on a low rock platform.

Just beside the Basin Track on sloping rock platform is a large shark, which has been speared. It’s currently about 5.25m long, but was originally longer. Widening of the Basin Track in 1975 damaged part of the engraving when the rock was cut.

Engraving BasinTrackShark Basin Track Shark

What remains of the speared shark is fairly distinct, although one of the shark’s fins is covered by moss.

Basin Track Shark - Site Summary

Aboriginal Sites by National Park

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