A large rock located in the Lane Cove National Park, which has both Aboriginal and European engravings.

This picnic area in the Lane Cove National Park gets its name from the Bible’s Fifth Commandment, which was carved onto a rock by Thomas Tunbridge in the 1800s after an argument with his parents (when the area was a family farm).

IMG 5288 LR Commandment Rock (Lane Cove)

Partly hidden by shrubs, the engraving site hosts Aboriginal rock art including a crescent (possibly the moon) and a sunburst.

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There are also later European carvings, including a bow and arrow, cannon and sword.

Indigenous sites by National Park

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.
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.
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. The original inhabitants of the Maroota area were the Darug people.
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.
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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