Spirits Rock is at the end of the Cowan Trail (which branches off the Long Trail): a small, signposted Aboriginal engraving site with a number of carved figures. It suffered some damage in the 1970s from people riding across the platform, and some misguided efforts to regroove some of the figures. Near the centre of the Spirits Rock site is a large and detailed engraving of Baiame.
The site features a number of men, in different poses.
Another engraving of a man.
Below this one of the men is a shield; it seems to have only a vertical line, which is unusual.
Another two men near one another have what appears to be a a headress.
ian jacobs · June 25, 2021 at 12:33 pm
It may be of some interest to know that all the engraved images of Daramullan and other sky heroes in the Sydney area are oriented with the head east of the body
oliverd :-) · June 25, 2021 at 7:40 pm
Thanks Ian – I wasn’t aware of that!
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