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

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