Above the significant Topham Hill Trig Aboriginal engraving site is a long rock ledge along the hill, which has many more Aboriginal carvings. Some of these were documented by W.D.Campbell in 1899, but he missed or ignored a number of engravings which were later recorded by McCarthy.
Bark shield, with two transverse lines
Fish carved on edge of rock ledge
Stingray, is very weathered and hard to make out.
Shield with Club
A shield, within which is a is sword club.
Three parallel (non-returning) boomerangs.
A second shield on the other side of the boomerrangs
"An elliptical oval attached to a singlle line (handle) with a bar (binding) across its middle, probably a weapon or a ceremonial object".
A human figure or a koala bear.
Initially described as bird, probably an emu and later as a koala
Pair of boomerangs
A returning and a non-returning boomerang
Group 17, Series 2 (Figure B)
On the left is a bark shield, with two transverse lines, and a longitudinal line (which was ommited from the original sketch).
Further along the ledge on an almost vertical surface are more engravings. At one end is another shield, within which is a is sword club.
Next to the shield are three parallel (non-returning) boomerangs.
Another shield is carved on the other side of the boomerangs.
A bit further along the ledge is an indeterminate figure, described (by McCarthy) as “an elliptical oval attached to a singlle line (handle) with a bar (binding) across its middle, probably a weapon or a ceremonial object”.
The next and penultimate carving in the series was initially described by McCarthy as a human figure or a koala bear. He later described it as a koala bear in profile, “sitting in tree fork, half oval head, no eyes, oval body, pointed rump, triangular back, short, pointed foreleg sloped upward, truncated hind leg sloped backward”.
The last figure in this series was also described initially by McCarthy as a “highy conventionalized figure of a bird, probably an emu” and later (perhaps mistakenly) as a koala with a three-rayed headdress.
Group 17, Fig C
On another narrow ledge are more figures; at one end is a fish.
Six feet from the fish is a stingray, which is very weathered and hard to make out.
Next to the stingray and very weathered is a pair of boomerangs (one a returning boomerang and the other a non-returning boomerang).
Group 17, Series 5 (Figure E)
A line of four fish included by McCarthy in Group 17 also forms part of a large group of Aboriginal engraving some distance away, which was described by W.D. Campbell in Plate 17, Fig 6 (Topham Hill Fish).