Bondi Ben Buckler Aboriginal site

 

Site description

A turtle is the only figure left from an arrangement of five. The whale and three elongated figures have either been buried by silt or destroyed when the path and staircase were built.

The turtle is about 1.5 metres long and was regrooved by the Waverley Council in 1964 (as were the engravings at the Golf Course). Recent graffiti spoils this piece of Aboriginal heritage.

Bondi Ben Buckler.  It's striking how close ancient Aboriginal engravings and modern living can be. The staircase is visible on the right hand side of the image, the graffiti on the far left side at the rock's edge. Bondi Ben Buckler. It's striking how close ancient Aboriginal engravings and modern living can be. The staircase is visible on the right hand side of the image, the graffiti on the far left side at the rock's edge.

The earliest recordings of these petroglyphs date back to the late 1890s.

While near Bondi Beach you can also visit two other sites in the vicinity, one at the Golf Course, another at Mackenzies Point.

How to get there

Map showing how to get from Bondi Beach to the site at Ben Buckler. Catch a train or bus from the city to Bondi Junction, then a bus to Bondi Beach.

Follow Campbell Parade (right in front of the shops), then walk east along Ramsgate Avenue.

When you are past the last block turn right and cross the patch of lawn. At the first wooden staircase you’ll see the engraving.

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www.CreativeSpirits.info, Bondi Ben Buckler Aboriginal site, retrieved 8 December 2018