Summary: Very distinct Aboriginal engraving of a kangaroo above the Tunnel Firetrail.

On a rocky outcrop above the Tunnel Firetrail, in a hollow that fills with water after rain, is an Aboriginal engraving of a kangaroo.

AWAT1697 LR Tunnel Firetrail Kangaroo

Although it can be a bit tricky to see when covered with water, the engraving is surprisingly distinct, with claws on the front and rear paws visible.

AWAT1687 LR Tunnel Firetrail Kangaroo

There are a number of shallow depressions in the sandstone – but only the one with the Aboriginal engraving contained water.

Tunnel Firetrail Kangaroo - Site Summary

Aboriginal Sites by 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.
There are over 350 Aboriginal engraving and sites recorded in the Central Coast region, many of these in the Brisbane Water 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.
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