Summary: An Aboriginal engraving site on a low saddle along the track to Taffys Rock, which has two whales and a wallaby.

Along the track to Taffys Rock on a low saddle in the main ridge is an Aboriginal engraving site with two whales and a small wallaby. Beyond the rock platform on the other side of Taffys Gully is Taffys Rock.

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The smaller of the the two whales (which was also described as being possible a sunfish) has a smaller fish within its body.

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The larger whale is about eight metres in length and spans the width of the rock platform; it has two transverse lines across its body and one large fin.

Near the fin of the larger whale on the ege of the rock platform is a wallaby, which is more deeply cut and distinct than the two whales.

AWAT2640 LR Taffys Rock Whales

Another indeterminate figure, not documented by Campbell, is on the plaform near the smaller whale.

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Taffys Rock Whales - 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.
There are over 350 Aboriginal engraving and sites recorded in the Central Coast region, many of these in the Brisbane Water National Park.
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.
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.
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.
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