Australian Museum Journal Notes on "Rock-shelters" or "Gibba-Gunyahs", at Deewhy Lagoon

Shortform:
Etheridge, 1891, Rec. Aust. Mus. 1(8): 171–174
Author(s):
Etheridge, R.
Year published:
1891
Title:
Notes on "Rock-shelters" or "Gibba-Gunyahs", at Deewhy Lagoon
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
1
Issue:
8
Start page:
171
End page:
174
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.1.1891.1250
Language:
English
Date published:
31 July 1891
Cover date:
31 July 1891
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Digitized:
23 July 2009
Reference number:
1250
EndNote package:
EndNote file
Title page:
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Complete work:
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Abstract

Several fine "Rock-shelters" may be seen along the escarpment of Hawkesbury Sandstone forming the southern boundary of the hollow wherein lips the Deewhy Lagoon, between Manly and Narrabeen. Some of these were examined by Messrs. G. H. Barrow, R. Jenkins, and the Writer, and the following notes obtained :- The Shelters are of the usual type seen throughout the Port Jackson District, recesses in the escarpment, overhung by thick, more or less tabular masses of rock, in some cases dry and habitable, in others wet and apparently never used by the Aborigines. The first examined lay at the south-east end of the escarpment, where the latter almost abuts on the swampy ground of the lagoon.