Summary: Two kangaroos on either side of a rock shelter; one with entrails coming out of its stomach

A pair of kangaroos is engraved on both sides of a small rock shelter, both having been engraved at different times.

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One of the kangaroos is unique, being drawn with a line of pendants from the stomach which represents “the string of fatty tissues from the intestines”.

The second kangaroo on an adjacent rock is much less distinct.

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Source: Collette Douchkov
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