Summary: Eleven figures have been recorded (one is no longer visible) on a large rock platform near the Central Coast Fire Control Centre.

A large rock platform near the Central Coast Fire Control Centre or EOC has Aboriginal rock art scattered across a number of surfaces. Nine figures were recorded in the 1960s, many of them now very weathered, and an additional two figures were “discovered” more recently.

The figures were originally recorded by Ian Sim, and later catalogued by McCarthy in four groups, or series. A whale or shark, to the east of the emus, was reported to have been destroyed by the construction of Woy Woy Road.

Series 2

Two leaping wallabies or kangaroos were documented in this group; one is still visible, but is very weathered.

A clearer image was captured by Sydney Rock Art.

There’s also a fish, which is in a shallow depression.

Series 4

This group at the eastern end of the rock platform has two emus. While emu motif is fairly common, two emus depicted in this way in unusual, and “the one pecking at the ground is also a rare posture”.

Stone Arrangement?

There are thousands of stone scattered across the rock platform; some in small heaps. It’s possible there were stone arrangement here, although this was never recorded – and significant disturbance of many decades means this is impossible to ascertain.

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