Summary: Small group of weathered Aboriginal engravings near the start of the Duckponds Trail in Marramarra National Park

Next to the Old Northern Road and near the start of the Duckponds Ridge Trail is a small, signposted Aboriginal rock engraving site.

It’s hard to make out some of the figures, which are fairly weathered. The most prominent figure is a kangaroo.

The top part of the roo is the most distinct, while part of his rear is covered with lichen (and there is some exfoliation). The roo’s tail has a 90-degree bend about half-way along.

Just above the kangaroo is a human figure, with two upraised arms.

AWAT8363 LR Old Northern Road Kangaroos and Man

There is another relatively small figure, which may be a kangaroo, and has a fairly unusual design.

There appeared to be one or two more motifs, but they were too weathered to make out what they were.

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Aboriginal Sites by National Park

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.
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.
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.