A large but very weathered Aboriginal site near the Bobbin Head Trig, which represents "mythological spirit beings" and a food-getting theme.

Located a short distance from the track, this Aboriginal engraving site is very weathered and covered in leaf litter.

One of the sites (Cambell Figure 5, below) represents “mythological spirit beings, the wife more elaborately decorated than the husband, with a fish and a legless emu, a bird sitting on its nest or on which the artist had not completed the legs“. This large group of animals.

The second site (Figure 6) “has an emphasis on common animals in the surrounding bush – echidna, wombats, wallaby and kangaroo, flying phalanger [possum] – with a noosed bird, several fish, eels and snakes, fishing lines and a fish spear and the weapons of men, essentially a food getting theme for a group as a whole, and whether it had any relationship to the pair of mythological spirit people cannot be decided“. As with the previous site, the figures are all weathered and the clearest motifs are two wombats.

The site has over 30 engravings across two adjacent rocks. all of which are fairly hard to make out.

 

Sketch of Bobbin Head lower engraving site

Indigenous sites by National Park

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.
Located to the north-west of Sydney, just south of the Dharug and Yengo National Parks. Maroota has a high concentration of (known) Aboriginal sites. The original inhabitants of the Maroota area were the Darug people.
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.
There are over 350 Aboriginal engraving and sites recorded in the Central Coast region, many of these in the Brisbane Water National Park.
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.

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