« Photos | Australia Day - Aboriginal Engravings
26th January, 2008
Matty B, Mick and I decided to spend Australia Day searching for Aboriginal Engravings. The original inhabitants of this vast mysterious continent must of been incredibly tough to survive amongst the harsh terrain... try walking bare foot for a while and you'll soon get the idea. These engravings are likely to be 200 - 300 years old, and were possibly carved by either the Darkinjung, Darug or Guringai people. I am not 100% sure about those facts, please contact
me if you can clarify. I won't reveal the exact location of these engravings publicly, lest to say that they are amongst the many that exist in Brisbane Water National Park, which has abundant reminders of recent Aboriginal history.
I chose Australia Day as the day to this particular walk, for a couple of reasons. I needed to be away from drunken revellers so I could quietly respect the original inhabitants of this land, and so I could challenge myself and (honestly) ask if i'm personally contributing towards making Australia a nation to be proud of...