Yengo National Park, NSW, Australia
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Yengo National Park
World Heritage Listed Yengo National Park is one of 8 conservation parks within the the Greater Blue Moutains and
is World Heritage listed for it's geographic, botanic and cultural significance.
Yengo National Park has over 90 eucalypt species and the highest plant diversity of all the greater Blue Mountains wilderness areas.
Mount Yengo is a table top Mountain and the most distinctive mountain in the Park can be seen far and wide not just from within Yengo NP.
Mount Yengo, Uluru of the East is of the Highest Spiritual significance for the Indiginous People of South East Australia
and is just as important to the Indiginous people of South East Australia as Uluru is to Indiginous people of Central Australia.
Baiame is the ancestral being, (Sky Father), (Sky Hero), (The Creator)
In the Dreamtime stories of the Darkinjung the traditonal owners and their neighbours the Awabakal, Wonnarua, Eora, Worimi and Wiradjuri people to name a few tell of how Baiame came down from the sky to create all the Rivers, Plants, Mountains, Animals, Caves, and Laws of Life.
After Baiame finished his creation he jumped back into the sky from Mount Yengo Flattening the top of the mountain as seen today.
Aboriginal people from all over South East Australia would travel to Yengo Country (Darkinjung Country) for ceromony and cultural reasons.
Some engravings will only be seen early morning or late afternoon when the sun is down low.
Magic hour for Burragurra
Just before sunrise, Yengo Country
Almost walked past this cave. At first glance from only about 30 metres away I didn't even think there was a cave there due to a large rock
at the frontconcealing the cave and it's hidden art work.What caught my eye in this cave is the painting of an insect looking creature with
a tenticle that reaches all the way over into the head of the human figure on the other side of the cave.
In this cave there are are a few human looking figues, hand stencils and a lot more that is too faded to make out.
Tool sharpening grooves and a little water hole
The Wombat Cave, Looks like a wombat but with a massive tail.
Lots of other markings in this cave including an emu, human figures and more but very faded and hard to make out.
This guy is a regular visitor at home and quite often hangs out in the same tree in the backyard.
The Baiame Cave
Known as Baiame's Cave located on private property in the small town of Milbrodale.
I took this photo back in 2009. I think public access is still allowed but i'm not sure.
Looks like a shell from the beach! and yes, I put the shell back where i found it.
I approached this little cave/shelter front on and could see quite a bit of room inside and with it's own window I had to check it out, and sure enough there are a few markings and figures lining the walls.