Summary: A stone arrangement and a series of five (very weathered) Aboriginal engraving sites near the Woy Woy Snake.

Not far from the Dillon Trail (Great North Walk) is the Woy Woy Snake, an enormous (60m long) snake, formed from rocks. While this stone arrangement is not Aboriginal, it’s most likely been constructed from an Aboriginal stone arrangement which has been destroyed; possible a sacred Bora ground, although there is no evidence of what this rock platform looked like 200 years ago.

AWAT3322 LR Woy Woy Snake Engraving Site

Stone Arrangement (45-6-0151, 45-6-0787)

A smaller stone arrangement near the large snake is thought to be an Aboriginal stone arrangement.

AWAT3323 LR Woy Woy Snake Engraving Site

On the rock platform are a number of very weathered and indistinct Aboriginal engravings, which were first documented (but not sketched) by Ian Sim in 1976: “in 5 series. Large fish, whale, indeterminate object, footprint, kangaroo track, bird track. Associated with a stone arrangement”.

Indeterminate object (45-6-0151, 45-6-0787)

It’s hard to make out all the details of this elongated figure, which may some kind of marine creature. Or, it may not.

Whale (45-6-0787)

Almost impossible to see withour perfect lighting is the whale figure.

AWAT3406 LR Woy Woy Snake Engraving Site

Woy Woy Snake Engraving Site - Site Summary

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.
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.
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 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.
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.
There are over 350 Aboriginal engraving and sites recorded in the Central Coast region, many of these in the Brisbane Water National Park.
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.
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