Summary: An Aboriginal engraving site near McCarrs Creek Road with two shields, a kangaroo and a boomerang, as well as grooved water channels.

A long ledge near McCarrs Creek Road has a number of Aboriginal engravings, including two shields and a kangaroo.

AWAT1427 LR McCarrs Creek Shields

The wallaby or kangaroo is fairly distinct, although it’s hind leg and tail are weathered and bisected by what appears to be a natural water channel.

AWAT1446 LR McCarrs Creek Shields

To the east of the wallaby are two shields; one of them appears to have a “correction” made to the shape in a couple ate the bottom and top right. Both shields have two transverse lines.

Next to the shield is a crescent or boomerang on one side, and on the other side are grooves in the shape of a “V” (these may be natural channels from water erosion, and do not show any peck marks).

AWAT1441 LR McCarrs Creek Shields

The boomerang is very roughly pecked.

AWAT1444 LR McCarrs Creek Shields

Below the engravings is a natural waterhole, with water channels which appears to have been pecked into the rock.

McCarrs Creek Shields - Site Summary

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