Summary: A single engraved circle and three sets of axe grinding grooves in a small rock platform in Hidden Valley.

A small rock platform above Hidden Valley has a single circular engraving in the sandstone, and a few groups of axe grinding grooves.

AWAT6417 LR Hidden Valley Grinding Grooves

The stone circle may indicate that this was a sacred area. It is fairly deeply carved.

AWAT6439 LR Hidden Valley Grinding Grooves

There are at least three sets of shallow axe grinding grooves.

Hidden Valley Grinding Grooves - Site Summary

Aboriginal Sites by National Park

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.
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.
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.
There are over 350 Aboriginal engraving and sites recorded in the Central Coast region, many of these in the Brisbane Water National Park.
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.
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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