Summary: A complex site near the Euro Trig, with a whale at the centrem surrounded by fish, shields and a wallaby.

A complex site between the Basin Track and Euro Trig, it has 42 figures (of which 32 are mundoes). The whale (which 7.5m in length) is the dominant figure, and is surrounded by local animals. Overlapping the body of the whale are are three shields, and a large fish.

IMG 7603 LR Euro Trig WhaleIMG 7603 LR highlighted Euro Trig Whale

Inside the whale is a turtle, which has a long pointed flipper on each side of its body.

IMG 7607 LR Euro Trig WhaleIMG 7607 LR highlighted Euro Trig Whale

At the opposite end of the rock platform is a wallaby or kangaroo, with a long, pointed triangular head.

IMG 7614 LR Euro Trig WhaleIMG 7614 LR highlighted Euro Trig Whale

Along the entire length of the site is a long row of mundoes (footprints).

Euro Trig Whale - Site Summary

Aboriginal Sites by National Park

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 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.
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.
There are about 300 recorded Aboriginal heritage sites in Wollemi National Park, with the rugged and remote environment meaning many sites are yet to be "discovered" and recorde.
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.
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. 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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Secrets of the Basin Track (West Head) | Hiking the World · August 26, 2021 at 8:55 pm

[…] of these sites (Basin Trig Whale) is quite complex, and was described and documented by W.D. Campbell in 1899: “The principal […]

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