Aboriginal engravings of five eels, two fish and a shark along the Resolute Track (West Head)

About 80m along the Resolute Track from the signposted Resolute Track Aboriginal Site are five eels, and a shark. These are right next to the track. (Stanbury & Clegg suggest an eel and some fish were destroyed by construction work on the Resolute Track; but there is no evidence of this).

Engraving ResoluteTrack Eels Resolute Track Eel engravings

All four eels are fairly distinct; only one has lines across its body.

A short distance from the eels is a tiger shark, with open mouth.

AWAT7133 LR Resolute Track Eel engravings

On the opposite side of the Resolute Track are the two fish; one appears to have been covered by soil and can’t be located. The other fish is in good condition, albeit a bit weathered.

AWAT9836 LR Resolute Track Eel engravings

Indigenous sites by National Park

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.
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.
Located to the north-west of Sydney, just south of the Dharug and Yengo National Parks. Maroota has a high concentration of (known) Aboriginal sites. The original inhabitants of the Maroota area were the Darug people.
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.
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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