Summary: An interesting-looking Aboriginal engraving (most recently described as a gecko)on a ridge off the Waratah Track

On a ridge off the Waratah Track is an interesting Aboriginal engraving. It was originally described (in 1976) as a “turtle, fish or penguin” or “a man with long fingers and fish”. It was later described as a gecko. The figure has five protrusions or fingers on one hand, and six on the other. It has a long, thin body and a crab-like tail wirh two fins or claws.

AWAT2151 LR Waratah Trail Gecko
AWAT2147 LR Waratah Trail Gecko

Waratah Trail Gecko - Site Summary

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. The original inhabitants of the Maroota area were the Darug people.
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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.
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