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Bantry Bay Rock Engravings

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By hawkeye - Posted on 29 October 2011

National Parks ranger Les McLeod (right) explaining the significance of the Bantry Bay rock carvings as an educational site for the local aboriginal community prior to white settlement. Nobmobber and Trail Care president Simon Kean listening at centre left. In between you can see the Gu Ring Gai tribal shield engraved in the rock, only visible after Les has wetted it out.

Shoes have been removed to avoid increasing wear on the sandstone, as most of the engravings are badly worn, and some have almost disappeared. It was interesting that only the mountain bikers followed Les's lead in removing shoes.

Les was very pleased that mountain bikers seem to be respecting the site, with no recent evidence of riders traversing the rock.


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