Summary: Aboriginal engraving of an "unusual pair of human figures" near the Waratah Track. (Part of the Arden Trig series.)

Located near the Waratah Track and part of the Arden Trig Station group of Aboriginal engravings are a pair of men. Described as an “unusual pair of figures” they are both wearing girdles, one has arm-bands and the penis on both figures is pointing upwards. (Although their genitalia could represent vaginas, McCarthy suggested that the lack of breasts menas they were men, with erect penises.)

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The figures are clearly pecked, but due to natural weathering it’s quite hard to make out all the details of the two men. Both have fngers, while one the feet are sometimes showsn with toes, and other times as stumps.

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Waratah Track Men - 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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