Summary: A series of Aboriginal engraving sites along the cliff between Patonga and Warrah Lookout. Over 30 figures, which include a number of men, animals and bird tracks.

Documented by Ian Sim in 1954 are a series of Aboriginal engraving sites along the top of the cliff between Patonga and the Warrah Lookout.

Warrah Trig Clifftop Engravings
Man Man

Man

AWAT8851 LR Warrah Trig Clifftop Engravings

A man with short outspread arms and a long conical penis

Man

AWAT8858 LR Warrah Trig Clifftop Engravings

Man with straight legs wide apart, holding in his right hand, the end of a sword club
(incomplete) which projects straight out in line with his arm.

Series 3 (Fig B)

There are two men on this rock platform, the first one described as “5′ tall, upright, half oval head with 3 short rays on top, 3” long, a bar across the forehead with a diagonal bar upward to the top of the head, short outspread arms… straight legs wide apart, right round ended, left open ended, wide apart, long conical penis” (McCarthy 1983)

AWAT8851 LR Warrah Trig Clifftop Engravings

Just below this figure is another man: “tall, upright half oval head sweeping away to the arms, no eyes or neck, arms outspread with left one slightly upward, elbows on both arms and left one more prominent than right one, right side of body straight, left side convex, straight legs wide apart, feet outward, big flat right foot, latter and left leg truncated, pointed penis, holding in his right hand, the end of a sword club (incomplete) projecting straight out in line with his arm”.

AWAT8858 LR Warrah Trig Clifftop Engravings

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Aboriginal Sites by National Park

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