Summary: An Aboriginal engraving site in Muogamarra Nature Reserve, which has a single carving of a whale.

Note: The Djarra Crossing bushwalk is offered from time to time as a guided walk through the National Parks Discovery Walks Program (bookings essential and a small fee applies). It passes this Aboriginal engraving site, which is one of only two in Muogamarra that is publicly accessible.

This Aboriginal engraving of a whale on a rock along the Eastern Firetrail in the Muogamarra Nature Reserve was first documented by Fred McCarthy in 1958 (but previously recorded by the 1st Hornsby Boy Scouts).

The whale was described as “whale just over 10 feet long, with an unusually large number of fins” and “swimming in an animated pose”. The grooves and two eyes of the whale are quite distinct.

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