W.D. Campbell recorded and sketched about 250 Aboriginal rock art sites across Sydney across nine parishes (predominantly engraving sites).  A number of the coastal and what are now inner-city sites have been lost to development and weathering, but many of the engravings are still in good condition.

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Two shield and eleven mundoes (all weathered) that were said to represent a hunting scene
A complex Aboriginal rock art site near the Euro Trig, which features s whale surrounded by fish, shields and a wallaby. (Also called the Basin Whale site.)
Located along the popular Spit to Manly bushwalk, the Grotto Point Aboriginal Site included boomerangs, fish, sharks and a large kangaroo. The engravings are about 1,000 years old and have interpretative signage.
A significant Aboriginal rock engraving site in Allambie Heights, Gumbooya Reserve has 70 figures (many very weathered or no longer visible) in three groups.
The Hungry Trig engravings are on a small rock platform below a low cliff, surrounded by dense bush. The site has many figures including 12 ovals and three decorated men.
An Aboriginal site of "ritual importance" near the Mt Ku-ring-gai Track. It includes a large composite figure of a seal.
An elevated rock platform along the Kimmerikong Ridge (Muogamarra National Park) which has 13 figures, incuding a large Daramulan.
An Aboriginal engraving site on a large rock platform along the Kimmerikong Ridge, with three fish, an oval and an eel. Nearby are multiple heaps of stones.
Aboriginal red ochre and charcoal figures in a tall and long shelter near Woy Woy. An impressive site unfortunately damaged by graffiti.
A large weathered whale (over six metres in length) along the Koolewong Ridge Firetrail. It was first documented by W.D. Campbell.
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