Summary: A number of Aboriginal axe grinding grooves at the base of a waterfall, near MIdde Harbour Creek

At the base of a tall waterfall on a tributary of Middle Harbour Creek are a number of what may be deep axe grinding grooves. (They are likely to be in the vicinity of an engraving a site documented by McCarthy, which has not been located since it was documented in the 1940s – but grooves my hve been naturally formed).

AWAT2644 LR Middle Harbour Creek AGGs

There are three grooves located directly under the base of the falls.

AWAT2627 LR Middle Harbour Creek AGGs

The surrounding rocks have more grinding grooves.

Middle Harbour Creek AGGs - Site Summary

Aboriginal Sites by National Park

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