Summary: An Aboriginal engraving of an enormous whale (8 metres in length) which appears to be blowing bubbles. The site is part of the Warrah Sanctuary group.

This Aboriginal engraving site is the first of a series of six described by McCarthy as the Warrah Sanctuary group. A large whale, about eight metre in length, is carved on vast rock platform.

The whale was described by McCarthy as having a “long, conical head, oval body, 2 misplaced pectoral fins, small tail, 2 eyes, around and on the surface of which are 8 tiny ovals and circles 6-9″ long, probably representing a whale blowing”.

Most of the whale’s body is well-defined, but some figures within the whale’s body (two fish, an incomplete figure and a V-shaped figure) are covered by water which collects in a shallow depression after rain.

South west of the whale is what may be a stone arrangement; this was not recorded by McCarthy (although he did record a separate stone arrangement site much some distance away in the same direction).

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Aboriginal Sites by National Park

The Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area protects over 3,000 known Aboriginal heritage sites, and many more which are yet to be recorded. This area includes the Blue Mountains National Park, Gardens of Stone, Wollemi National Park and Yengo National Park.