Summary: Near a proposed MLALC residential development site at Lizard Rock are Aboriginal engravings of a kangaroo, and at least six mundoes (footprints)

Near “Lizard Rock” is a small Aboriginal rock engraving site. The area is threatened by residential development (a 450 lot subdivision is planned in this area), although the development plans are said to “protect Aboriginal carvings and heritage sites”.

AWAT1947 LR Lizard Rock (Belrose) Aboriginal site

The largest Aboriginal engraving is of a kangaroo.

Kangaroo Aboriginal engraving at Lizard Rock (Belrose)

The engraving overlooks bushland, which is part of the area proposed to be developed for housing.

Kangaroo Aboriginal engraving at Lizard Rock (Belrose)

Running across the site are at least six mundoes, or footprints.

AWAT1935 LR Lizard Rock (Belrose) Aboriginal site
AWAT1929 LR Lizard Rock (Belrose) Aboriginal site
AWAT1921 LR Lizard Rock (Belrose) Aboriginal site

The mundoes are of a fairly similar size, but vary significantly in terms of their detail – some have very obvious toes, and others none.

More information on Lizard Rock engraving site

Lizard Rock (Belrose) Aboriginal site - Site Summary

Aboriginal Sites by National Park

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.
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. Many more Aboriginal heritage sites are located in the Marramarra National Park. The original inhabitants of the area were the Darug people.
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 a hundred Aboriginal sites have been recorded in the Hornsby region, with many of these in the Berowra Valley National Park and around the suburb of Berowra.
There are over 350 Aboriginal engraving and sites recorded in the Central Coast region, many of these in the Brisbane Water National Park.
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.
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