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.

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Aboriginal Sites by National Park

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.
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.
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.