Traversed by the Milyerra Road Fire Trail, a large, tesselated rock platform contains a number of weathered engravings

Traversed by the Milyerra Road Fire Trail, a large, tesselated rock platform contains a number of weathered engravings (mountain bikes and bulldozer tracks have damaged some of the engravings – and two figures recorded in 1899 have been worn away completely).

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Many figures are scattered around the site, documented by W.D. Campbell and Ian Sim – although of the 15 motifs recorded by Sim in 1969 (black outline in the site sketch below) , the much earlier recording by Campbell in 1899 includes less than half of these.

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Some of the more obvious figures include a handprint.

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A number of mundoes around the site are arranged in to two long lines.

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There are three fish around the site, although some are hard to make out.

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In a natural depression in the rock is what looks like a boomerang, but may be an eel.

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Indigenous sites by National Park

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.

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