Summary: A small Aboriginal engracing site with a kangaroo and Daramulan figure, on a small rock platform near the Coba Ridge in Marramarra National Park.

Along a rough track to the Coba Trig station is a small rock platform, which contains Aboriginal engravings – the site was once signposted, but this has now been removed. The most obvious figure is a kangaroo, which is very distinct and may at some point been re-grooved.

AWAT0650 LR Coba Ridge Engraving Site
AWAT0652 LR Coba Ridge Engraving Site

Nearby and much less distinct is what appears to be a Daramulan figure (a sky hero associated with Baiame).

AWAT0655 LR Coba Ridge Engraving Site
AWAT0663 LR Coba Ridge Engraving Site

Coba Ridge 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.
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 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.
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. Many more Aboriginal heritage sites are located in the Marramarra National Park. The original inhabitants of the area were the Darug people.
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