Summary: An Aboriginal rock engraving of a single kangaroo in Lawson in the Blue Mountains, on Kangaroo St.

An easily visited Aboriginal engraving site in the Blue Mountains, a single kangaroo is carved on a small rock platform on Kangaroo St, in Lawson.

The kangaroo is an unusual pose, with it’s head drawn back.

The site was documented by Ian Sim, who described it very succintly as “Kangaroo and crescent line”.

Getting to Lawson Kangaroo Aboriginal site

The site is on Kangaroo St in Lawson, just after the intersection with Queens Street. Although the rock platform is no longer signposted (there was a National Park and Wildlife Service sign in the past as shown in the photo below from The Megalithic Portal website), there is a parking area on Kangaroo St.

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