Summary: A ritual or mythological Aboriginal engraving site along Shark Rock Ridge. The six figures include a man with large and distinct mouth.

Situated on a long ledge on Shark Rock Ridge, this Aboriginal engraving site was described as a ritual or mythological one:

There are five distinct animal species in this group associated wth the man who is obviously in a ritual make-up. He has the largest and most distinct mouth in a human figure yet found in the Sydney-Hawkesbury engravings.

McCarthy )1960)
Mankind Group 101
Fish Leaping Wallaby Goanna

Fish

AWAT2532 LR Shark Rock Ridge Ledge Engravings

Leaping Wallaby

AWAT2530 LR Shark Rock Ridge Ledge Engravings

A "well posed animal"

Goanna

AWAT2526 LR Shark Rock Ridge Ledge Engravings

At the southernmost end is a small fish with “round head, no eyes, good tail”.

Next along the ledge is a leaping wallaby with “long, flat head, round face, no eyes, 1 ear, narrow neck, humped body with hump over fore-quarters, straight belly sloped downwards and continued to incurved and pointed hind leg… a well posed animal with its body upward at 45 degrees”.

Next is a goanna: “long, round head, no eyes, round ended fore-legs, straight body, 6 toes on both hind legs, straight tail”.

Ten metres further along the ledge is the man, who McCarthy compared to the red ochre horned anthropomorphs at the Mount Manning shelter art site. Another 12m further is the jellyfish.

Along the same ledge are six axe grinding grooves.

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