Clifftop Aboriginal Engravings at Dobroyd Head

Clifftop Aboriginal Engravings at Dobroyd Head

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Posted 2017-01-23 by Lucy follow


A series of well established aboriginal engravings can be found along the cliff tops of Dobroyd Head at a sacred and powerful site directly opposite North Head. I was very pleased to discover these beautiful engravings while walking along the Manly to Spit Bridge scenic walk (MSW).



Within Sydney Harbour National Park , there is a little sign with a carved hand to watch out for as the North Harbour track ascends past Grotto Point Lighthouse and this leads to the carefully maintained historic engraving site. Each of these special engravings is surrounded by timber enclosures to keep the images from further erosion and there are convenient signs explaining the cultural significance of each one and a bird's eye view of the site.



These rare sandstone engravings were created by the Kuringai People of the Eora group who inhabited the Sydney Harbour region prior to European settlement. The highly significant engravings include a huge kangaroo (maybe proof of mega fauna?) as well as whales, boomerangs, and other local fish.





Aside from the historic engravings, the views across Sydney Harbour from Grotto Point and Dobroyd Head are unrivalled. Just remember, this is a place of unusual beauty and a sacred site to be visited with great respect.



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