Summary: Aboriginal engraving of a man and woman near Waratah Track. (Part of Arden Trig series.)

Below the Waratah Track is an Aboriginal engraving of a man and wife, which forms part of the Arden Trig series of Aboriginal engravings that stretches across West Head Road, The man is the bigger figure, being 6′ tall with a broad triangular head. The woman is 4′ tall and bent to her right, with straight arms upraised.

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The man has a sword club across his body, which touches the woman’s thigh.

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Waratah Track Man and Wife - Site Summary

Aboriginal Sites by National Park

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