Friday, July 18, 2008

Ancient spirits lifted
FOUR ancient Aboriginal rock engravings have been uncovered at an archaeological dig on the Sydney Harbour foreshore.

They are part of an Aboriginal site that had been partly covered over by a roadway at Waverton more than 80 years ago.

The carvings - an image of a man, two "spirit men" with rays emanating from their heads, and what appears to be a school of fish - were found just off Balls Head Road next to an engraving of a whale with a man inside its belly that has long enthralled visitors.