Summary: A large (13 foot) Aboriginal engraving of a kangaroo between the Yeomans Track and Wallaroo Track at West Head.

The Aboriginal rock engraving site was first documented by R.H. Matthews in 1996, who described it as: “The large carving of a kangaroo here shown is 13ft. 1in. from the tip of the nose to the end of the tail. There is an incised line across the neck and also across the foreleg, and the animal appears to be in the attitude of jumping. The two fore or hind legs of animals are very seldom delineated in native drawings – one of each being the general mode of representing them.”

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The outline of the large kangaroo is still fairly distinct, although it’s hard to see the entire figure due to its relatively large size.

Yeomans Bay Kangaroo - 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.
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 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.
Located to the north-west of Sydney, just south of the Dharug and Yengo National Parks, Maroota has a high concentration of (known) Aboriginal sites. Many more Aboriginal heritage sites are located in the Marramarra National Park. The original inhabitants of the area were the Darug people.
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