Australian Museum Journal Rock engravings of the Sydney-Hawkesbury District. Part 2 : Some important ritual groups in the County of Cumberland

Shortform:
McCarthy, 1959, Rec. Aust. Mus. 24(14): 203–216
Author(s):
McCarthy, Frederick D.
Year published:
1959
Title:
Rock engravings of the Sydney-Hawkesbury District. Part 2 : Some important ritual groups in the County of Cumberland
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
24
Issue:
14
Start page:
203
End page:
216
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.24.1959.652
Language:
English
Plates:
plates 23–26
Date published:
09 March 1959
Cover date:
09 March 1959
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Subjects:
ABORIGINES: AUSTRALIAN; CULTURE: INDIGENOUS; ETHNOGRAPHY
Digitized:
17 April 2007
Available online:
17 April 2007
Reference number:
652
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EndNote file
Title page:
Title page (88kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (3398kb PDF)

Abstract

The groups at Mt. Kuring-gai and Maroota, Nos. 1, 4 and 5, comprise some of the outstanding series of rock engravings known in the Sydney-Hawkesbury district, and every effort should be made to protect them from vandalism. The Mt. Kuring-gai group was reported to the Australian Museum over fifty years ago when Etheridge (1904) published a brief description of the principal figures. The Devil's Rock group at Maroota has been known for an equally long time but the other groups described herein were not reported until the last decade.