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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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.
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.