Summary: Behind a row of houses is a large rock platform with a small number of engravings including fish and a kangaroo.

The Aboriginal engraving site at Blackfellow’s Head Spur was once a much bigger site, but some of it was destroyed by development and one group of engraving was relocated to Quarter Sessions Road. A few engravings remain behind a row of houses at the very bottom of Quarter Sessions Road.

IMG 8414 LR Blackfellows Head, Westleigh

The engravings are quite weathered, and consist of three fish, a kangaroo and a half-oval.

Fish at Blackfellows Head site (Westleigh)Fish at Blackfellows Head site (Westleigh) - highlighted

Blackfellows Head, Westleigh - Site Summary

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