Summary: Aboriginal engraving of a seal or sea lion, 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 W.D. Campbell in 1899 as “somewhat resembling a sea leopard”.

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

Next to the seal or sea lepoard 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 and its pointd 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

Taber Trig (East) Seal - Site Summary

Aboriginal Sites by 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. The original inhabitants of the Maroota area were the Darug people.
Many sites Aboriginal engraving sites across the inner suburbs of Sydney have been destroyed or are very weatheredl. The sites which remain are isolated from their natural environment.
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.
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.
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.
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