Summary: An Aboriginal engraving of a man or deity on a large rock platform below the Taber trig station.

A number of Aboriginal engraving sites are located on the enormous rock platform below the Taber Trig.

AWAT8560 LR Taber Trig (East) Man

Near the middle of the platform is a figure described by W.D. Campbell in 1899 as “a man or deity”.

AWAT8561 LR Taber Trig (East) Man

McCarthy described the figure as anthropomorph, describing the figure’s left foot as having three pointed toes like an emu’s foot. He suggested a likely relationship between “this mythological figure and other groups in this locality”.

montage1 stitch LR 3 Taber Trig (East) Man

Taber Trig (East) Man - Site Summary

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