Summary: A large rock platform near the Milyerra Trail, with engravings of a 40' whale and 10' kangaroo.

A large rock platform has an enormous whale with two tranverse lines across its body, measuring 40 foot in length. It was recorded by Sim (Group 167, Series 4).

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Further along the same rock platform is a large kangaroo (Sim Group 167, Series 3): a “gracefully posed animal landing on its hind feet in a leap with its head downward and inward and body parallel with the ground”.

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PATONGA Group 167 S3

The two engravings are 30m apart on an long rock platform.

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Milyerra Trail – whale and kangaroo - Site Summary

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