Summary: A small Aboriginal engraving site which depicts "a fleeing kangaroo, and an emu with 2 chicks, a "common site in the locality". The site has extensive views.

Above the Monash Country Club Golf Course (on what was once referred to as Sugaloaf Hill, at the head of Powder Works Valley), is a small group of Aboriginal engravings. The site was first recorded in 1946, and was said to represent “a fleeing kangaroo, and an emu with 2 chicks, a common site in the locality” and “a hunter’s record of game in the vicinity”. To the west is the Caleyi Trail Kangaroo and Caleyi Trail Kangaroos sites.

A leaping wallaby is “fully stretched out in a leap, with head forward, but the hind is poorly shaped”. (Most of the figures have initials carved on them; I’m not sure when these were added.)

Nearby is an emu, over three metres in height with “long pointed head as continuation of straight neck, head bent down, no eyes, rounded craw, arched back, pointed rump downward, pointed leg sloped backward, irregular outlines on back and belly, pose either indicates running or dead bird lying on the ground”.

Above and below this figure are two young emus.

Not documented by McCarthy are two more engravings, about 15m to the east on an adjoining rock. Both are more weathered than the other figures; one is a kangaroo, also in a leaping pose, and the other may also be a wallaby/kangaroo, but is much smaller in size.

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Aboriginal Sites by National Park

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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.
The Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area protects over 3,000 known Aboriginal heritage sites, and many more which are yet to be recorded. This area includes the Blue Mountains National Park, Gardens of Stone, Wollemi National Park and Yengo National Park.