On a rock platform above a tributary of Kierans Creek are two emus. Both are quite weathered, and the full outline of the figures hard to make out. Originally discovered by the “Old Desperates Walking Group”, the condition of the engravings has considerably deteriorated since they were first seen.

AWAT3975 LR Kierans Creek Emus

The largest emu is about 1.2m in length, and the smaller one about 1m.

AWAT3992 LR Kierans Creek Emus

Kierans Creek Emus - Site Summary

Aboriginal Sites by National Park

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