Summary: Scattered figures around this small Aboriginal engraving site near Mangrove Road include a Daramulan figure.

Above Dog Trap Gully is a small Aboriginal engraving site, which has figures scattered on adjoining rock surfaces. The most significant carving is a Daramulan figure, which is very similar in design to another Daramulan about 400m to the north-west at the Dog Trap Gully Engraving site (bottom right photo from Sydney Rock Art shows the figure highlighted).

Nearby is a fish (or shark), which has been partly damaged.

A very weathered male figure on another rock can only just be seen.

AWAT9375 LR Mangrove Road Daramulan

The site also has a couple of mundoes (footprints); the larger one is pictured below.

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