Summary: An Aboriginal engraving of a deity (probably Baiame) on a large rock platform below the Taber trig station

On a large rock platform below the Taber Trig is the figure of a man or deity, six metres in height. Originally described as a man (by W.D. Campbell), McCarthy later described the figure as an anthropomorph or ancestral being.

AWAT8658 LR Taber Trig (East) Baiame

McCarthy interpreted the figure as a “spiritual ancestor of the Baiame type”.

montage2 stitch LR 2 Taber Trig (East) Baiame

Next to the deity are four shields, one of them right next to Baiame’s hand: the shields are now very weathered and two of them are no longer visible.

Engraving PLATE XII Fig15 Taber Trig (East) Baiame

Taber Trig (East) Baiame - Site Summary

Aboriginal Sites by National Park

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.
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.
There are over 350 Aboriginal engraving and sites recorded in the Central Coast region, many of these in the Brisbane Water National Park.
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.
Yengo National Park was an important spiritual and cultural place for the Darkinjung and Wonnarua People for thousands of years, and 640 Aboriginal cultural sites are recorded in the park and nearby areas.
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