These two adjoining Aboriginal engraving sites just off West Head Road were not described by any of the 19th century anthropologsists, nor do they have any detailed descriptions.

Group One

The first site, which is closest to West Head Road, is the more complex one. It has a number of sometimes overlapping Aboriginal carvings. The most obvious motif is an eel, next to three natural water holes in the rock platform.

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One the eastern side of the rock platform is a man, his left arm shorter and fatter than his right.

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Between his two legs is what appears to be a mundoe.

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At the far end of the rock platform is a wallaby or kangaroo; a club overlaps the kangaroo’s back leg, above the kangaroo are four fish.

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Three of the fish are quite distinct, while the fourth is hard to make out out.

Group Two

The second site contains three large fish, all over a metre in length and very distinct.

Commodore Heights 2 Engravings - Site Summary

Aboriginal 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.
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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.
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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