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.)

AWAT5824 Waratah Track MenAWAT5824 highlighted Waratah Track Men

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.

AWAT5821 Waratah Track Men

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