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

Taber Trig (East) Seal - Site Summary

Aboriginal Sites by National Park

There are about 300 recorded Aboriginal heritage sites in Wollemi National Park, with the rugged and remote environment meaning many sites are yet to be "discovered" and recorde.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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