Summary: Aboriginal engraving of a seal, sea lion or dugong, near the edge of a large rock platform below Taber Trig

One of a few Aboriginal engraving sites on a large rock platform below the Taber Trig, this figure was described by R.H. Mathews in 1895 as a “strange-looking figure” and by W.D. Campbell in 1899 as “somewhat resembling a sea leopard”. It has also been described as a dugong.

AWAT8838 LR Taber Trig (East) SealAWAT8839 LR Taber Trig (East) Seal

Next to the seal, sea lepoard or dugong is a fish; it’s tail is hard weathered and hard to make out.

AWAT8830 LR Taber Trig (East) Seal

The “head” of the seal-like animal and its pointed flippers are fairly distinct, but the bottom half (including what were described as two pointed fins) are very weathered.

AWAT8843 LR Taber Trig (East) Seal
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Aboriginal Sites by National Park

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The Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area protects over 3,000 known Aboriginal heritage sites, and many more which are yet to be recorded. This area includes the Blue Mountains National Park, Gardens of Stone, Wollemi National Park and Yengo National Park.
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