The Elvina Bay Track aboriginal rock engraving site is very extensive and has many interesting and beautiful carvings. This area is located in the Kuringai National Park along with many other aboriginal sites. The Elvina Bay Track engraving site is probably best known for a design known as the Great Emu In The Sky, an image that mirrors a pattern of dark nebulous expanses that cross the Milky Way. The head of the Great Emu In The Sky is known to astronomers as The Coalsack nebula. Each year this engraving aligns with the Great Emu In The Sky indicating that it is time to collect the emu eggs.
Just next to the Great Emu In The Sky is this very large and unusual seated Daramulum figure that seems to be holding some kind of object. (Alias: Daramulan, Dharramulluan, Dharramaalan, Dhurramoolun) This design is similar to an engraving on the Benowie Track that shows Daramulum with a child or baby sitting on his lap whereas this figure could easily accommodate a full grown person in that position. The outline drawing shows the design more clearly.
This is a composite of 625 separate images showing the Great Emu In The Sky and Daramulum together.
A second emu appears to be standing in a square as this false colour image shows.
This very large engraving represents a whale. This image is a composite of 642 separate photographs.
At the entrance to the site are these very nicely engraved wallabies.
Various shields, fish, animals and figures can be found scattered around this site.
This is a very eroded decorated eel.
This image shows a very eroded engraving of a large rotund male figure.
This small shape is thought to be a platypus. This is a false colour image.
These two images show the advantage of using a remote flash when photographing rock engravings. The shot on the left is a standard exposure and the same shot on the right was taken using a remote flash.
This is another pair of images taken using the remote flash. The top image is a standard exposure and the same image below was taken using the remote flash.
This image shows a small and very eroded Daramulum figure.
This is another composite made using the remote flash unit.
This is a very nice goanna carving.
This engraving shows a brush tail possum hiding under a bush.