The Milyerra Trail aboriginal rock engraving site features a line of large mundoes leading into the site and then a line of small mundoes moving away from the site. In the center of the site is this emu like motif that has suffered severe wear over the years.
Nearby is this pair of figures. On the right side of this image is a large male figure. On the left and upside down to the male figure, is a smaller female figure. These figures are both very badly weathered and the male figure has lost a leg to erosion while the female figure has lost an arm.
This is a very nice hand and small foot design.
There is a line of these large mundoes leading across the northern side of this engraving site.
These images show a very worn and eroded carving of a small eel and a fish.
Here is a boomerang nestled in a natural depression in the rock, or perhaps it is the moon.
This is an engraving of an eel that is located on the southern side of the site. Just above the eel is a small pademelon. There are some fish and a small wallaby carving very nearby.
A second, more secluded rock platform off Milyerra Trail features this engraving of a whale that is about 12 metres from nose to tail. Along the lower area of the design the artist has incorporated a section of natural runnel. This planar mosaic composite consists of 1542 separate images. This engraving is an anamorphic petroglyph. The distortion that can be seen in the whales body is apparent when viewed from above as shown here, but there is no location at this site where this engraving can be seen from a high vantage point. When this engraving is viewed by an observer standing on the rock platform the distortion makes the design look “correct”.
On the track to the whale are a couple of fish designs. This one might be a large spotted puffer.
Nearer to the whale platform is this carving of a small figure with raised arms and a very nice kangaroo.
A third rock platform along Milyerra Trail has a view over the Bambara Road site and features this engraving that might be representing a turtle. This carving has been re-grooved sometime in the past along slightly different lines. We have used the builders twine to highlight the designs. The first image shows the original shape. The second image highlights the re-grooved pattern. There is a very similar turtle design at Ben Buckler, near Bondi. This engraving has been shown on some other websites with a fake long neck drawn on it supposedly proving a “Hawkesbury river monster“.
Not far away is this small and very unusual figure. This could be a rare therianthrope similar to Egyptian animal-headed gods or this figure may be wearing some kind of head-dress or hair style drawn out to one side. There is a much larger figure at the Brooklyn Trail engraving site that seems to have a similarly shaped design on the head.
At another small site off Milyerra Trail is this nice engraving of a kangaroo.
A little way further through the bush is another site that features this small figure with raised arms pointing the way.
Next to the small figure is this carving of an eel.
Below the eel is this strange engraving. It might represent a rabbit.
This engraving shows a small bird.
Just off the track is this solitary engraving of a many toed mundoe. It appears to be pointing in the direction of another more isolated platform that has a very weathered engraving of two birds.
Further along the track is a site that has these three fake engravings. They have all been cut with a metal implement in a modern style. The fake dog engraving has been shown on another website with white stripes painted across its rump in an attempt to portray it as a thylacine. The comical fake kangaroo engraving has a little joeys head poking out from the pouch. The fake fish appears to have been signed by the artist. These fake engravings are all within a few metres of each other.