Summary: An Aboriginal rock engraving of an indeterminate object, on top of a large rock near Currawong Beach.

Shark Fin Rock is an Aboriginal engraving site located on the top of a large boulder – which looks like a shark’s fin – a short distance from Currawong Beach.

AWAT5839 LR Shark Fin Rock

On top of the rock is an engraving of an indeterminate object, part of which is weathered away.

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Source: Collette Douchkov
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Shark Fin Rock - Site Summary

Aboriginal 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.
A review of different techniques for photographing Aboriginal rock art. This includdes oblique flash, chain and planar mosaic imaging which combines hundreds of overlapping photos.
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. Many more Aboriginal heritage sites are located in the Marramarra National Park. The original inhabitants of the area were the Darug people.
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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