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

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.