Summary: The signposted Resolute Track Aboriginal Engraving Site is a short walk from the Resolute Picnic Area. It has several figures, including a man with a club across his waist.

One of three signposted Aboriginal art sites at West Head, the Resolute Track Aboriginal Engraving Site is right next to the Resolute Track. The most distinct carving is that of a man with outstretched arms, with what appears to be a massive knob-headed club across his waist.

Man with Club at Resolute Track Aboriginal Engraving Site
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Directly below the man is the leg of another man.

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Above the man are two eels, both with five bars across their bodies, and no eyes.

On the western side of the platform are three fish; only one is easily visible.

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Near the fish is a line, which wasn’t recorded by Ian Sim in 1965 but was recorded by Campbell in 1898. It’s described as on the site signage as “some angular lines, perhaps a fin or tail of a whale or shark”.

Campbell also recorded a kangaroo and fish 18 feet south-west of the main site, which was described as “fading though weathering” over a hundred years ago. It’s likely that this kangaroo engraving is between the fish and the man, and barely visible.

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