Summary: Two shields and some indeterminate figures at an Aboriginal engraving site on a tesselated pavement within Red Hill Reserve.

On a tesselated rock platform within the Red Hill Reserve are two shields, an emu (which is badly weathered), an eel and a sword club. These were interpreted by McCarthy as an emu being hunted or stalked, with the hunter’s weapons on the ground. The two shields are stil fairly distinct.

Wheelr Creek Shields

Both the shields are quite narrow, and have just a longitudinal line.

The rest of the figures are weathered and very hard to see.

AWAT0126 LR Wheeler Creek Emu Hunt

Wheeler Creek Emu Hunt - Site Summary

Aboriginal Sites by National Park

There are about 300 recorded Aboriginal heritage sites in Wollemi National Park, with the rugged and remote environment meaning many sites are yet to be "discovered" and recorde.
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.
Many sites Aboriginal engraving sites across the inner suburbs of Sydney have been destroyed or are very weatheredl. The sites which remain are isolated from their natural environment.
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.
Yengo National Park was an important spiritual and cultural place for the Darkinjung and Wonnarua People for thousands of years, and 640 Aboriginal cultural sites are recorded in the park and nearby areas.
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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Exploring the south of Red Hill Reserve | Hiking the World · October 17, 2021 at 3:35 pm

[…] find one Aboriginal engraving site, and many tesselated rock platforms. Some of the rock platforms have small piles of scattered […]

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