Summary: Two adjoining Aboriginal engraving sites near the Terraborra North Trail, depicting an emu, bird and anthropomorphic figure.

Two adjoining Aboriginal rock engraving sites are on the Terraborra Ridge, near the Terraborra Trail, on small rock platforms surrounded by scrub.

Series 1

An solitary emu was described by McCarthy as having a “high, narrow oval for head, single line neck, oval body with an angled hump on the shouler opposite an angle hump on the belly, single line leg with 3 long toes”.

Series 2

About 80m away is a bird and a profile figure, described as “a composite kangaroo and human one, with a kangaroo’s head and body, human arm and leg, and also cicattice pattern and belt”.

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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. 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.
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.