Summary: Carvings of two kangaroos, one of which was described by W.D. Campbell as having a spear in its back.

Two leaping kangaroos in close file are engraved not far from the Caleyi Trail.

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The leading kangaroo is “posed very cleverly to show the animal stopped in flight when struck with the spear, and the rear one is streamlined at full pace after it has taken off in a leap.” (McCarthy, 1983).

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