Summary: An Aboriginal engraving site next to the Centre Trail, which includes three figures, two shields and a large fish.

On a small rock platform just off the Centre Trail is a small Aboriginal engraving site which eight motif, including including three human figures, two shields, a large fish and an echidna.

AWAT2066 LR highlighted Centre Trail Figures
AWAT2068 LR Centre Trail Figures

The three figures are very weathered, and some of their details are missing. They are grouped together; two are side-by-side and a third figure is above the pair. A long shield with one transverse line is next to the figures.

Next to the men on the opposite side to the shield is a large fish (eight feet in length).

AWAT2080 LR edited 3 Centre Trail Figures

There’s also a faint engraving of what could be an echidna.

AWAT2015 LR Centre Trail Figures

At the northern end of the site (closest to the trail) is a shield, with two transverse lines.

AWAT2004 LR Centre Trail Figures

The site has no signage, so unfortunately people often ride mountain bikes over the engravings.

Centre Trail Figures - Site Summary

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