Summary: The main engraving is a large whale, about 11m in length, with an unusually large mouth. Near the whale are two boomerangs and a small figure.

A small group of engravings is just below the top of a spur: it was thought to depict a magician performing magic to entice a whale to become stranded. The whale is about 34 feet long, with two large pectoral fin and a wide open mouth.

In front of the whale’s mouth is a small man in ceremonial attire

The site also has a shield and two boomerangs.

The whale was used as the artwork on the concrete wall of the Warringah Freeway near the Willoughby Road overpass.

There are five figures in total, all in close proximity.

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Natural Bridge Loop (Garigal NP) | Hiking the World · August 23, 2021 at 11:01 pm

[…] reached the Bay Track, I make a small off-track detour to re-visit the Bluff Track Whale Aboriginal engraving site, which I couldn’t see very well on my last bushwalk (I reached them […]

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Aboriginal Sites by National Park

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