Topham Hill rock art (West Head)

Topham Hill rock art (West Head)
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Off-track exploration of the Aboriginal engravings on Topham Hill, just south of the Topham Track.  Having done all the tracks and trails of West Head, I’m now exploring a list of some off-track locations within the area. One of these is an Aboriginal engraving site described in the “Field Guide to Aboriginal Rock Engravings” (Stanbury & Clegg), which refers to a number of sites that no longer have marked trails.

On my first attempt I fail to find the site, as I push through the thick scrub towards a sandstone platform.

Instead, I find a completely different site, with a number of figures; most of them (like the one below) are very distinct and some of the best engravings I’ve seen around Sydney.

I’m back a few days later. This time I go too far again, although it’s interesting to explore the rock formations of Topham Hill, which offers glimpses of Pittwater from the top.

On the way back.... Continue Reading at Hiking The World

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