Summary: The Joalah Firetrail Aboriginal engraving is a small carving of what may be a man, woman or anthropomorph.

Near a firetrail which runs off Joalah Crescent is a small Aboriginal engraving site, which has been damaged in the past by vehicles.

AWAT4943 LR Joalah Firetrail Aboriginal engraving

It’s almost impossible to make out all the details of the engraved figure, which has been described as a man, a woman and an anthropomorph. It has upstretched arms and appears to have both breasts and a penis.

AWAT4941 LR 1 Joalah Firetrail Aboriginal engraving

The provenance of the engraving has been questioned, but it appreared to be Aboriginal by the original recorder of the site.

Joalah Firetrail Aboriginal engraving - Site Summary

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