Summary: Aboriginal engraving site which has a set of axe grinding grooves next to a waterhole, and three engraved figures. (Part of the Arden Trig series.)

In the middle of a rock platform opposite the Waratah Track is small pothole, with six axe grinding grooves (AGGs) in a parallel set. This forms part of the Arden Trig series of Aboriginal sites.

Near these AGGs are three engravings. There is the very weathered tail end of a fish.

A “phacoid-headed club, with a large natural pit in the centre of the head, like an eye; the first record of this type of club in the Sydney district”.

Nearby is “the posterior part of an echidna”, which I couldn’t locate (it is likely very weathered).

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Aboriginal Sites by National Park

Red Hands Cave, Glenbrook (Blue Mountains)
The Blue Mountains National Park (and surrounding areas along the Great Western Highway) is thought to have over a thousand indigenous heritage sites, although much of the park has not been comprehensively surveyed. The Aboriginal rock sites in the Blue Mountains include grinding grooves, stensils, drawing and rock carvings.
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.
The Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area protects over 3,000 known Aboriginal heritage sites, and many more which are yet to be recorded. This area includes the Blue Mountains National Park, Gardens of Stone, Wollemi National Park and Yengo National Park.