The Daleys Point Aboriginal Site features many aquatic designs. Orca, a basking shark, a stingray and some other fish. There is also a kangaroo and some very nice grinding grooves. One of the whales has two large figures wearing headdresses carved over it. A third figure, probably female, is engraved nearby. About a month after the First Fleet arrived in Sydney Cove, Governor Arthur Phillip led a small party that landed just below this engraving site. Some people have suggested that these carvings may be describing that early contact.
This is a false colour image of an engraving of a 7 meter long Orca. Some lines can be seen emanating from the rostrum. These lines are fairly common on whale engravings but not other species. These may be sound lines, representing whale song.
This engraving shows a 6 metre long basking shark. This animal is easily identified by the five large gill slits.
Overlaid on the tail area of the basking shark is this design depicting a stingray.
This is a false colour image of a large fish.
For the first few hours that we were at this site the sky was overcast. Then the afternoon sun popped out of the clouds and these excellent fish carvings appeared.
Below the engraving platform are caves that house some aboriginal charcoal drawings.
This shows a small water hole with surrounding axe grinding grooves.