Summary: A sacred Aboriginal engraving site in Somersby, which has a large Daramulan figure.

This Aboriginal engraving site was first recorded in 1945, and later documented in detail as part of an archaeological survey prior to construction of the M1/F3 freeway. It was described by McCarthy as an “ancestral being of Daramulan type”, and is almost four metres in height, and regarded as a sacred site.

The Daramulan figure appears to be missing a head, and some of the detail has been lost due to weathering. It originally had “head slightly concave with 5-rayed headdress”.

Nearby is an oval mundoe and oval figure.

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