Bambara Road

The Bambara Road engraving site contains many fine examples of aboriginal rock art. Hidden in a rock cleft are these fake Egyptian styled glyphs. These are known widely as the ‘Kariong Glyphs’ and people have imagined all kinds of fabulous theories about their creation. Apparently, these simplified Egyptian styled glyphs were designed by Sir Wallis Budge for his Hieroglyphic dictionary. Here is an excellent site that offers a detailed investigation into this topic… Kariong Hieroglyphs

Bambara Road - fake egyptian glyphs

Fake Glyphs

Bambara Road - fake egyptian glyphs

Fake Glyphs

There are some foolish people that promote silly theories about the origin of these glyphs including aliens and ancient Egyptian involvement. Unfortunately, this un-scientific twaddle trivialises and detracts from the array of wonderful indigenous artwork that abounds in this area.

This excellent carving appears to be depicting a dwarf sperm whale that has been speared. The dwarf sperm whale exhibits a false white gill behind the eye that gives the appearance that is shown here. The dwarf sperm whale has a larger dorsal fin than its similar looking cousin, the pygmy sperm whale. There is also a small ray near the whales head. This is a false colour image.

Bambara Road - an engraving of a dwarf sperm whale

Dwarf Sperm Whale

This little fellow is probably a penguin. Nearby is an engraving of a snake.

Bambara Road - an ngraving of a penguin

Penguin
Remote flash – 10 frames


Bambara Road - an engraving of a snake

Snake
Remote flash – 5 frames

This panel of carvings depicts a group of three macropods and below them is probably an Australian White Ibis with its long curved bill. The smaller kangaroo has a shape, pehaps an eel, carved over it.

Bambara Road - an engraving of three kangaroos and an ibis

Kangaroos And Ibis

Bambara Road - an outline of an engraving of three kangaroos and an ibis

Kangaroos Ibis Outline

This mundoe points the way down the hill towards a carving of a snake.

Bambara Road - an engraving of a mundoe

Mundoe


Bambara Road - an engraving of a snake

Snake

This is a very worn engraving of a little goanna.

Bambara Road - an engraving of a little goanna

Goanna
Remote Flash – 8 frames

Not far from the little goanna is this small collection of engravings. This image shows an engraved eel beside a shape that probably represents a small macropod.

Bambara Road - an engraving of an eel and shape

Eel And Shape

This carving is another example of the Woy Woy ‘dancing rabbits’.

Bambara Road - an engraving of a rabbit

Rabbit

This image shows an engraving of a small wallaby.

Bambara road - an engraving of a wallaby

Wallaby

This carving depicts a large fish design. This is a false colour image.

Bambara road - an engraving of a fish

Fish

This unusual engraving seems to be showing two figures with their legs entwined.

Bambara Road - an engraving of two figures

Two Figures

This image shows an interesting series of grinding grooves. On the left is a groove inside a larger groove with a sequence of smaller grooves going off to the right.

Bambara Road - an image of some grinding grooves

Grinding Grooves