License: Creative Commons - Attribution-Share Alike Author: Blue Mountains Library, Local Studies
Notes: Kings Tableland Aboriginal Place is significant to Aboriginal culture because it includes, but is not limited to, a sandstone rock platform with extensive grinding and other grooves, a shelter with rock art that has been recorded as being the oldest Aboriginal site in the Blue Mountains region and containing unique vertically engraved depictions of kangaroo and bird tracks.
It also provides the Gundungurra peoples with a traditional and historical connection to the Blue Mountains area. The area was used as a camping and meeting place where connections with neighbouring Aboriginal groups travelling through their Country and along the traditional walking tracks (now known as the Great Western Highway and the Ingar Fire Trail) occurred. The Kings Tableland was historically used as a camping site by Aboriginal residents of the Burragorang Valley Aboriginal camp who would walk to Wentworth Falls and Katoomba for employment purposes until the early 1900s.
Format: colour transparency - Kodak Ektachrome
Date Range: Sept 1985
Location: Kings Tableland, Wentworth Falls
Licensing: Attribution, creative commons
Repository: Blue Mountains City Library bmcc.ent.sirsidynix.net.au/client/en_AU/default/
Part of Local Studies Collection: ME 10291
Provenance: Michael Eades (1954-2002)