Summary: A weathered Aboriginal engraving of two wallabies (or kangaroos) on a sloping rock platform

Close to the Porto Gully Man and Woman are two wallabies (as well as some fish). They were documented in 1967 in a detailed report by J.C. Lough in 1967, which was conducted to identify carving sites in the vicinity of the Sydney to Newcastle freeway. However, there was a never a site sketch showing the wallabies or fish, and the two wallabies were only re-located in 2018 (the fish have not been “found”).

AWAT8450 LR stitch2 LR Porto Gully Two Wallabies

Located on a sloping section of rock and weathered, it’s difficult to make out the entire outline of the two macropod bodies.

Porto Gully Two Wallabies - Site Summary

Aboriginal Sites by National Park

A review of different techniques for photographing Aboriginal rock art. This includdes oblique flash, chain and planar mosaic imaging which combines hundreds of overlapping photos.
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.
Many sites Aboriginal engraving sites across the inner suburbs of Sydney have been destroyed or are very weatheredl. The sites which remain are isolated from their natural environment.
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.
There are about 300 recorded Aboriginal heritage sites in Wollemi National Park, with the rugged and remote environment meaning many sites are yet to be "discovered" and recorde.
There are over 350 Aboriginal engraving and sites recorded in the Central Coast region, many of these in the Brisbane Water National Park.
Over a hundred Aboriginal sites have been recorded in the Hornsby region, with many of these in the Berowra Valley National Park and around the suburb of Berowra.
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