Summary: Along the Shark Rock Ridge track is an Aboriginal engraving of a whale; the enormous figure is ten metres in length, with a goanna and whale inside the whale.

The Shark Rock Ridge walking track literally crosses this Aboriginal engraving of a whale, which has two figures inside it.

The whale is over ten metres in length, with a pair of pectoral fins and three other fins. The grooves are not deep, but you can still make out the entire outline of this enormous creature.

There’s a small mouth and two eyes.

Part of the whale appear to have been re-grooved, with some of the fins having two set sets of pecked lines.

One of the two figures inside the whale is a goanna, carved to appear as if it’s drinking from a shallow waterhole.

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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.