Located along the popular Spit to Manly bushwalk, the Grotto Point Aboriginal Site included boomerangs, fish, sharks and a large kangaroo. The engravings are about 1,000 years old and have interpretative signage.

The Grotto Point Aboriginal Site at Dobroyd Head in Mosman is a signposted Aboriginal heritage site, located along the popular Spit to Manly bushwalk. Timber enclosures protect the engravings, and there is detailed interpretative signage. The site features two enormous kangaroos: one is the biggest recorded among the engravings around Sydney (22 feet in length), while the second one overlaps a whale.

Engraving Grotto Point Grotto Point Aboriginal Site

The site also has a number of boomerangs, two sharks and some fish.

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The large kangaroo was considered to be a figure of great power and strength, and of “prime ritual and mythological importance together with the other one”.

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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