Summary: An Aboriginal engraving site with an adult and young emu, on a small rock platform just above the Pacific Motorway.

Above the Pacific Motorway is a “fine portrayal of a mother and young emu”. The site was first recorded in 1960 by Fred McCarthy, and an archeological survey for the construction of the F3 freeway (now the M1 Motoway) recommended that the site be protected.

The adult emu is about 2,5m in length, and is “standing with its body parralel to the ground and its neck and head upward”. It has an unusually big foot, which is very weathered. The young emu is also quit weathered; it is just over a metre long.

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Beyond Shark Rock Ridge - finding a route to Want Trig | Hiking the World · August 7, 2022 at 10:33 pm

[…] make good progress, stopping to view the Adult and Young Emu and Fishing Scene Aboriginal sites which are near the start of the Shark Rock Ridge […]

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