Summary: A lesser-known site featuring seven shields, located below the "Seven Rabbits" (Woy Woy) site

On a broad rock platform below the infamous “Dancing Rabbits” engraving site on Woy Woy Road is another, less known site with a group of shield engravings.

These were described by Ian Sim as: “two irregularly shaped objects about three feet long, and, 50 feet south-east a boomerang (?) and seven shields. Three of these have the usual design of a single longitudinal line and double transverse line, one is plain, another has a longitudinal line and one transverse line, and the last has two transverse lines and two pits like a pair of eyes at the end“.

A depiction of the multiple shields was suggested by McCarthy to represent a scenario where the men are in a camp, resting or sharpening axes.

It appears that one of the shields is an eel – but both Sim and McCarthy document this figure as a shield with “two transverse lines and two pits like a pair of eyes at one end”.

A short distance away are two more figures, documented succinctly by Sim as “two irregularly shaped indeterminate objects”. McCarthy was a little more detailed in describing them as:

a human figure in profile, with half oval head, beaked face, no eyes, convex back and short belly, rounded arm swung back, upper legs forward, rounded knee, concave, sided lower and big concave ended foot with conical end, the figure being posed in a leap forward: the other one 6′ long may be a poor representation of a similar figure.

McCarthy in Catalogue of Rock Engravings (1983)

Also on this platform are vast numbers of stones. piled in shallow heaps, which were documented by Ian Sim as a stone arrangement.

Just above the Seven Shields site is an unusual, hollowed-out rock formation.

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