Lawson Engraving Site
A solitary kangaroo lies in a small reserve between houses at Lawson in the Blue Mountains.

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Latitude 33.71561° S

Longitude 150.44421° E



Just off the Great Western Highway at Lawson, this solitary kangaroo has a curious triangular structure between his front legs. Nearby is a circular depression, which may be natural or man-made, but resembles the (presumably man-made) snames at Elvina site in Kuringai National Park.

Is it actually a kangaroo, or could it be some other type of animal?


To get there

Drive along the Great Western Highway until you get into Lawson. Turn right (if coming from Sydney) into Queens Rd., and first left into Kangaroo St. About 50m along on the left is a small reserve, with car-parking space, marked by a NPWS board.


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Image Gallery

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General view of the kangaroo with tail to the left and head to the right. The curious triangular structure underneath his front legs can clearly be seen here.

This image of the kangaroo was obtained by taking many photos from vertically above, while moving a flash around to illuminate different grooves. They were then combined in Photoshop, taking the clearest sections from each photo.

The "sname" just a few metres from the kangaroo. There also appear to be other faint remains of engravings nearby


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