Summary: The Currawong Road site features a six-metre high, circumcised Daramulum figure, who is holding an axe.

Located near the Poppy Trig station (which no longer exists), this site features a six-metre high Daramulan figure, who is holding an axe. Nine toes are visible on Daramulan’s one leg, which may represent the toes of both feet (Daramulan or Daramulum figures are always depicted with one leg). The Daramulan figure has a band across his penis, which suggests circumcision – something that generally wasn’t performed in eastern NSW – or it could be a painted band. McCarthy’s interpretation included the possibility that he represents “a culture hero about whom a myth has spread from the interior”.

Large Daramulan figure at Currawong Road site

The Daramulan figure is better captured by this composite photo by Sydney Rock Art.

daramulum Currawong Road engraving
Source: Sydney Rock Art

The site originally had a total of six figures, including another male human and a half-finished figure – these are no longer visible.

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