Summary: Weathered and damaged by mountain bikes, the lower half of a man is just above the Rocky Ponds Firetrail.

On the edge of a large rock platform, which is crossed by the Rocky Ponds Trail, is an Aboriginal engraving of a man Or, the bottom half of a man. His feet, legs and penis are fairly distinct – but his uppe body and head have been weathered away.

AWAT0140 LR Rocky Ponds Trail Man

Unfortunately there is no signage or barrier around the Aboriginal engraving, so bike riders inadvertently ride across this figure, which is just above the firetrail near the top of the rock platform.

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Aboriginal Sites by National Park

There are over 350 Aboriginal engraving and sites recorded in the Central Coast region, many of these in the Brisbane Water National Park.
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