Summary: Two significant sites near Woy Woy Road, which represent "a ritual and mythological story".

Two sites documentd by Ian Sim in the 1970s are located near Woy Woy Road, and thought to represent “a ritual and mythological story”.

Series 2

This site above Woy Woy Road has a total of 34 motifs, including complex series of six men, in three pairs: “one of the most remarkable depicting a single ritual incident yet found, both for the elaborately decorated and equipped figures, their animation and tense poses”.

One of the men has a line protruding from his right side, possibly a parrying shield. A line of three eels fprm a line diagonally across his body. The figures is weathered, and it;s hard to make out all the details.

AWAT0693 LR Woy Woy Road Men

The two men below are positioned one above another; both are very weathered. The two men are androgynous, with penises and breasts, and both have rayed headdresses. The first (top) man is holding a fish in in his right hand, and a sword club in his left hand. Across his waist is another sword club. The second man holds a fish in his right hand and a club in his left hand.

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