Summary: An Aboriginal engraving site which may represent a hunting scene, on the western side of the Long Trail

On the opposite side of the Long Trail to the complex “Roach Trig” site is another Aboriginal engraving site, which may represent a hunting scene.

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Although it contains multiple shields and a kangaroo, the site was not documented until 1984 (with an additional figure recorded in 2021). At the top of the site is a wallaby or kangaroo.

AWAT2943 LR Long Trail West
Montage1 stitch LR Long Trail West

Below the kangaroo are nine shields and two boomerangs.

Kangaroo and shields at Aboriginal engraving site on Long Trail

Most of the shields (carved with one vertical line and one or two transverse lines) are still fairly distinct.

A short distance to the south-east on the same rock platform is an additional figure of a man, which was not recorded in the original site sketch. Most of the engraving is still fairly distinct, although the the lower half of the body is quite weathered.

Long Trail West - Site Summary

Aboriginal Sites by 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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