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.

AWAT8612 LR Brooklyn Engraving Site

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.

AWAT8450 LR stitch3 LR Brooklyn Engraving Site

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

AWAT8578 LR Brooklyn Engraving Site

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