Summary: An Aboriginal engraving of a man and a "composite emu spirit figure"; it's one of a series of eleven sites documented by Ian Sim near the Lyre Trig.

On one of a series of Aboriginal engraving sites below the Lyre Trig documented by Ian Sim, is a tall man with “half oval head, no eyes or neck, straight arms slightly upraised”.

Below this is man is a figure described by Sim as another man, and by McCarthy as a “composite emu spirit figure of the Daramulan type”. The figure is carved in profile, with a convex head, truncated or open beak, no eyes and a leg bent downward at a right angle close to its body.

AWAT5371 LR Lyre Trig Emu Spirit

A third figure is an oval, which is pointed at one end.

AWAT5375 LR Lyre Trig Emu Spirit

There is a nice view over Pittwater from the rock platform.

AWAT5351 LR Lyre Trig Emu Spirit

Lyre Trig Emu Spirit - Site Summary

Aboriginal Sites by National Park

There are over 350 Aboriginal engraving and sites recorded in the Central Coast region, many of these in the Brisbane Water National Park.
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.
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.
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.
A review of different techniques for photographing Aboriginal rock art. This includdes oblique flash, chain and planar mosaic imaging which combines hundreds of overlapping photos.
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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