Summary: A small Aboriginal engraving site with two kangaroos, three fish, an eel and a shield, which is part of a series of ten sites documented by Ian Sim near the Milyerra Trail.

Near the Milyerra Trail is a small collection of Aboriginal engravings, which forms part of a series documented by Ian Sim. A wallaby is described as having a “flat head, rounded face, slit mouth, 2 pointed ears, thin neck, broad body with arched back ending in a vertical section adjoining the tail, convex belly, conical foreleg sloped slightly forward, straight hind leg with conical foot forward at a right angle, short straight tail in in line with body“.

awat7706 lr Milyerra Trail - Wallabies, Eels and Fish

A second wallaby or kangaroo is described as being in a leaping pose, with “flat head, rounded face, no eyes, 1 pointed ear, medium body with arched back, concave belly line continued down hind leg, straight conical foreleg sloped backward, truncated and incurved hind leg, no genital sac, straight tail

awat7710 lr Milyerra Trail - Wallabies, Eels and Fish

The site also has engravings of three fish, a shield and an eel.

AWAT0544 LR Milyerra Trail - Wallabies, Eels and Fish
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Aboriginal Sites by National Park

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. Many more Aboriginal heritage sites are located in the Marramarra National Park. The original inhabitants of the 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.
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.