Dictionary of Sydney

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Bondi rock carvings

Carvings in the rock made by the original inhabitants of Bondi.


Bondi rock carvings

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Aboriginal people, like later arrivals, found Bondi an attractive place, with its abundant nearby fresh water, fish and rocky shores full of shellfish. On the rocky platforms are huge carvings of fish, sharks, whales and people, thousands of years old.