Last weekend I had the honor of spending the
afternoon with Jake Cassar and his friends and supporters of Camp Bambara. The camp is a protest over the illegal destruction of a national park reserve near Kariong, near the Brisbane Waters National Park. You can find this camp just as you leave Kariong and head towards Woy Woy.
Jake, who also does bush tucker tours (see our videos!) gave a guided tour of the very mysterious hieroglyphics that can be found within this reserve. A short walk of 30 minutes from the camp will take you to a rocky outcrop. Amongst these giant slabs of sandstones are countless hieroglyphics!
Who knows where these carvings come from? Were they from two Egyptian brothers who were stranded here thousands of years ago – just like the carvings depict? There is also a mysterious looking tomb there!!!
The Mount Colah Mount Kuring Gai Venturers will definitely be going on a Wednesday night tour of this place, this term! It should be awesome!
We may do a trip with there with our scouts or with other venturers from our region! The venturers from Berowra would love this stuff!
There’s lot’s more info on this place on the web. Type in “Brisbane Waters heiroglyphs” or “Kariong hieroglyphs” in Google and see the theories behind the carvings, and tombstone. We’ll leave it to you to decide what to make of them. It goes without saying though, that this area should be protected as it has a lot of cultural and sacred significance for Aboriginals, the original inhabitants of the area.
If you would like to make a trip to this place, drop in at the camp at Bambara and ask for Jake and his friends to guide you to the carvings. Please support the Bambara protest by offering a small donation to their cause! These guys are really doing courageous work by protesting over having more bushland trashed and turned into unnecessary residential area.
Once this beautiful bushland region is gone, it’s gone for good. As ancestors of our future generations, it’s up to us to preserve this region.