Mangrove Road South

There are two sites about 400 meters apart located on Mangrove Road that were once connected by a track but are now separated by the road. This site south of the road contains a large 5 meter Daramulum figure, a line of double mundoes and a number of animal engravings.

Mangrove Road South - an engraving of Daramulum

Daramulum
Natural colour – 437 frames

Mangrove Road South - an engraving of Daramulum

Daramulum Outline

Next to the large figure are these two big fish tails.

Mangrove Road South - an engraving of a fish tail

Fish Tail

Mangrove Road South - an engraving of a fish tail

Fish Tail

This a small Daramulum figure. It has almost been worn away by walkers over this site, but we managed to find it by using a flash relief technique.

Mangrove Road South - an engraving of a small Daramulum figure

Daramulum

This is a nice little echidna design that has also almost been worn away. It is totally invisible but the flash brings it back to life.

Mangrove Road South - an engraving of an echidna

Echidna

We are not sure what this carving represents, maybe a bird nest? It is about 30cm across and almost completely worn away. I dubbed it the ‘pie crust’.

Mangrove Road South - an engraving of a bird nest

Bird Nest

There is a line of pairs of mundoes that begin about 50 metres away on another small platform and then make their way through the scrub and travel up to the large Daramulum figure. This is a three toed mundoe.

Mangrove Road South - an engraving of a three toe mundoe

Three Toe Mundoe

Mangrove Road South - an engraving of a pair of mundoes

Pair Of Mundoes

This is an engraving of a very small kangaroo.

Mangrove Road South - an engraving of a small kangaroo

Small Kangaroo

This is a false colour image of a much larger kangaroo.

Mangrove Road South - an engraving of a large kangaroo

Kangaroo

This is a false colour image of a large male figure.

Mangrove Road South - an engraving of a large male figure

Large Male Figure

This looks like it might be an unfinished emu engraving.

Mangrove Road South - an engraving of an emu head

Emu Head
Remote flash – 3 frames

This engraving could be of some kind of fish that has been speared.

Mangrove Road South - an engraving of a speared fish

Speared Fish
Remote flash – 17 frames

Mangrove Road South - an engraving of a shape

Shape
Remote flash – 3 frames

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