Summary: Aboriiginal engraving of a large speared kangaroo as well as two nearby human figures near Raverson Close.

Located close to the road but hidden from sight is a small Aboriginal engraving site, with multiple figures. The largets figure is large engraving of a kangaroo, with a spear in its back.

Kangaroo engraving at Raverson Close (Somersby)

The engraving is fairly weathered, although it’s still possible to make out all of the kangaroo’s features.

Kangaroo engraving at Raverson Close (Somersby)

The small rock platform also has two male figures, one with hands up-raised and the other outstretched.

The site also has a few other figures, including a hand and an axe, and an oval next to an elongated figure (below).

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