Summary: Aboriginal engravings of four kangaroos, a wombat and what looks like an emu on a rock platform near the Salvation Loop Track.

Two kangaroos and a wombat are the most deeply carved and most prominent Aboriginal engravings on a large rock platform near the Salvation Loop Track. The two kangaroos are near the middle of the platform, and are leaping towards the west.

AWAT4953 LR Salvation Loop Kangaroos and Wombat

Nearby are another two kangaroo, both far more weathered and leaping in the same direction.

At the southern end of the platform and very clearly carved is a wombat.

AWAT4949 LR Salvation Loop Kangaroos and Wombat

At the northern end of the platform is a faint engraving of what appears to be an emu, or large bird.

AWAT5191 LR Salvation Loop Kangaroos and Wombat

Salvation Loop Kangaroos and Wombat - Site Summary

Aboriginal Sites by 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.
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.
There are over 350 Aboriginal engraving and sites recorded in the Central Coast region, many of these in the Brisbane Water National Park.
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.
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. Many more Aboriginal heritage sites are located in the Marramarra National Park. The original inhabitants of the area were the Darug people.
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