Summary: A rock ledge with multiple Aboriginal engravings, axe grinding grooves and a waterhole near the Milyerra Trail

The first of three rock ledges has a waterhole near the middle, three axe grinding grooves, and 16 engravings along its length (including a fish, multiple birds, a headless kangaroo and a set of 15 ovals).

Many of these engravings (Sim Group 167, Series 5) are very hard to make out: one small engraving of a bird is quite distinct. Next to the small pothole is a curved drainge groove.

The second bird is less distinct.

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An eel is also very faint.

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A set of “fifteen small circles” look almost natural after hundreds of years of erosion from water seeping across the rock.

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A “headless wallaby” or kangaroo has two punctures on its body, and an oval with a line protruding from its body.

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Milyerra Trail – Man, Birds and Fish - Site Summary

Aboriginal Sites by National Park

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A review of different techniques for photographing Aboriginal rock art. This includdes oblique flash, chain and planar mosaic imaging which combines hundreds of overlapping photos.
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.
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.
There are over 350 Aboriginal engraving and sites recorded in the Central Coast region, many of these in the Brisbane Water National Park.
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