Summary: A compact Aboriginal engraving site that includes two men and four shields. One of a series of sites documented by Fred McCarthy on Mount Murray Anderson.

The most dominant figures in this Aboriginal engraving site on Mount Murray Anderson are two men who are at right-angles to each other. They are at the very bottom of the gently-sloping rock platform

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The man on the right is described by McCarthy as having a “bird like appearance”.

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Next to the man is an oval, and what described by McCarthy initially as an axe or club, and later as a headless and neckless emu.

Nearby are four shields, all with slightly different shapes, and some with bars across the middle.

One additional engraving of a wallaby (or kangaroo) was not documented by McCarthy, but forms part of this group.

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Mount Murray Anderson – Two Men - Site Summary

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