Summary: A weathered Aboriginal rock engravings site along the Kimmerikong Ridge, which was said to depict an initiation ceremony.

In a saddle along Kimmerikong Ridge is a large rock platfom, with a very weathered Aboriginal engraving site. The site was said to represent “A boy novitiate with guardians and another man in ceremonial attire, and the guardians have their hair in a peaked coil” (McCarthy). The middle three figures in the group are the guardians and the boy, who you can barely make out. You can just make out the 5-rayed headdress on one of the men, but the figures are very weathered.

Engraving McCarthy Group 61 Kimmerikong Ridge Boy and Men

A short distance away is an oval figures, which was described as representing “a waterhole, the sun or the moon”.

Note: As a restricted nature reserve, photography and off-track site visitation within Muogamarra is not allowed without a permit.

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