Summary: A long rock platform near the Brooklyn Dam is an Aboriginal engraving site, with over 20 figures. Many were recorded by McCarthy in 1958.

On a long rock platform near Brooklyn Dam are a number of Aboriginal engravings, first documented by Fred McCarthy in 1958.

McCarthy Vol5 No5 FigsABC Brooklyn Engraving Site

Although all the figures are on one very long platform, they were recorded as a series of three sites. Additional figures have been identified and recorded which were missed by McCarthy.

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Series 1 (Fig A)

On the eastern side of the platform is a whale about 3m long; it has a pair of pectoral fins and two very deeply carved eyes.

AWAT8601 LR Brooklyn Engraving Site

Near this whale is what may be a smaller whale, or a fish.

AWAT8607 LR Brooklyn Engraving Site

The wallaby or kangaroo is not as distinct; its head and neck are very weathered.

Other engravings

Figures which were missed by McCarthy include a fairly weathered man, with outstretched arms.

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Another man has his lower half covered with water and silt.

AWAT8578 LR Brooklyn Engraving Site

Brooklyn Engraving Site - Site Summary

Aboriginal Sites by National Park

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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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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