Summary: A fish and sword club in thick scrub near the Waratah Track (part of the Arden Trig series of Aboriginal engravings).

In thick scrub near the Waratah Track is a fish with a “long pointed head, rounded face, no eyes, good tail, with a hump on the head and an arc attached to the back for a fin, probably a snapper”.

Next to the fish is a “beautifully preserved” sword club.

It’s one of a series of Aboriginal engravings documented by McCarthy as the Arden Trig Station series; Campbell documented the fish – but the sword club.

On the same rock platform – and somewhat unexpectedly as it’s hidden in thick scrub – is a more moden engraving of what is perhaps a spaceship.

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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.
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