Summary: A solitary Aboriginal engraving of what may be a kangaroo, or a marine creature. The site is near the head of the Powder Works Valley.

On the side of what was once called Sugarloaf Hill and near the top of Powder Works Valley is a single Aboriginal engraving.

It may be a wallaby or kangaroo, and has a long kangaroo-like tail. But the shape of the head doesn’t look that of a kangaroo, and has what looks like two fins. So it may be a marine creature, a poorly drawn kangaroo or a hybrid of the two. Three nearby sites also have kangaroos, none of which are drawn like this – the Caleyi Trail Kangaroo, Caleyi Trail Kangaroos and Powder Works Valley Engravings sites.

Near the kangaroo / marine creature is very weathered engraving of a boomerang.

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