Summary: An interesting waterhole to the south-west of Mount Murray Anderson, with multiple overlapping Aboriginal engravings and axe-grinding grooves.

Near a series of Aboriginal engraving sites described by W.D. Campbell is another interesting site, hidden in a small shute. This Aboriginal engraving site has been described as a depicting a man and shields, as well as a kangaroo.

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Many of the carvings overlap; some of the shields and boomerangs are obvious, but the man is hard to make out.

Although you would generally expect axe grinding grooves (AGG) next to the waterhole, there are some quite deep grinding grooves a short distance further up, away from the water.

AWAT8352 LR Mount Murray Anderson West - Waterhole

Mount Murray Anderson West – Waterhole - Site Summary

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