This is the very first time I have actually written something specifically for our web site. Being utterly disinterested in all things related to computers, I use it to type with and email people, and have never had an inclination to do any more than picking an article already written once every few months. Downloading, whatever that means, checking other sites and that includes our own, are tasks approached with the greatest reluctance.
Nevertheless, such is the massive influx of sometimes quite startling evidence, coupled with the realisation many people have indeed been to our web site, we are left with no alternative than to briefly list a selection of recent references, Elder’s accounts and evidence now at our disposal.
Front and centre is the resurgent Bambara Glyphs. Until quite recently, the two walls engraved with hundreds of what is claimed to be Proto-Egyptian script, did not rank in the top 50 pieces of evidence we now have, but that all changed after interviewing David Fitzgerald (ex-NPWS Sites Officer Brisbane Waters) and Aunty Beve Spiers. After all but giving up on ever being able prove whether the engravings are genuine, the sharing of their wisdom and commitment to the truth finally brought resolution and an extremely belated acknowledgement. Their comments, along with Bob Cummings presence between the two walls in 1955, and King Bungaree’s account in 1896 of a Kariong Dreaming story of “two brothers,” one “bitten by a snake” and sailing here in “great canoes,” all resonate to an ancient Egyptian theme.
Aunty Minnie Mace accompanied Ray Johnson (who interpreted the glyphs and recognized them as being Proto-Egyptian) onto site and between the walls found two artefacts. The metal jewellery did have until quite recently a circular clasp and contains neither iron nor lead. It is very light, has a relief of what seems to be a man kneeling and has often been compared to aluminium. She suspects the second object could be the femur of the Egyptian Nefer-Ti-Ru, the brother who actually died after being “bitten by a snake twice.”
Much to my surprise, I was recently informed by both David Fitzgerald and Nina Angelo that the two walls that contain the glyphs were fully enclosed by a ceiling of rock. The reason why the floor sounds so hollow is simply because it was, until recently collapsing, meant to sit above. David claims the grooves were the rock sheets sat are still visible. Adding to the enormity of construction and improbability it is a hoax are the logistics involved in constructing one, and quite probably two, shafts. Until filled with rocks by NPWS the first shaft ran through 30 feet of rock ending in a small chamber large enough to stand and is positioned just behind the controversial engraving of Anubis or Seti. The second possible shaft is quite large and longer and, if it is an ancient construction, bears testimony to the movement and placement of rock weighing many tonnes.
Directly above the glyphs can be found a huge array of astronomical markers engraved into rock platforms, primarily sun discs, of which one set (the closest) was dated through use of astro-cartography software at Sydney University to be 4,500 years old. That date matches, and quite probably confirms, the dates claimed when the Proto-Egyptian hieroglyphs were engraved into the walls. Also positioned above and no more than 50 metres from the glyphs is an unusual formation many have called a ‘mummification table.’ It is claimed the rock was melted and reshaped into a smooth sloped table with the use of either intense heat or sound.
Two other sets of glyphs, both separate from the Bambara Glyphs, have also been located, and there is the distinct probability there are many others in the vicinity. One has 7 very worn hieroglyphs, the second is actually a set of two tablets of glyphs found and photographed by Dr. Hans Dieter von-Senff and Dan Collins. Beside the tablets they also found a basalt stone chisel that “most likely originated in Egypt.”
Elsewhere but still relatively close are the remains of what we believe to be an ancient non-Aboriginal complex. There is an amazing variety of examples of what appears to be melted rock. Some are very unusual and suspiciously unnatural in form. We have been liaising with a highly credentialed geologist who has supplied potential natural causes for all bar two formations-many of which we concede may well be correct. However, he has never given any explanation for the path sitting on a bed of dirt, and after much consideration he finally conceded the 10 metres series of what we call drains are “not exactly like anything else.” Constructed amongst sandstone rocks that literally crumble into individual grains with little effort needed, the drain rock is incredibly hard and also seems to have been baked by humans.
There are also a variety of rock constructions made by the First Australians which exhibit an unparalleled understanding of the stars, planets and distant constellations. Our inspection of; two carefully aligned stone markers, both referred to as ‘Stonehenge;’ a crude five stoned perfectly aligned compass; an unbelievably precise carving of an eight armed compass with incision techniques “difficult to match today;”and hundreds upon hundreds of carved emu footprints (star markers), when juxtaposed against the recent announcement that astronomical rock arrangement at Wurdi Youang (Vic.) is 10,000 years old (twice as old as Stonehenge), and possibly up to 20,000 years, leaves no room to manoeuvre. They are the first astronomers and first mariners and taught the rest of humanity these skills.
There is much more, with quite a few on the horizon, some of which really will attract considerable attention, but for now this brief resume is sufficient testimony to an Australian history and culture that deserves to be heard. For the time being this update detailing some of the more recent developments will be sufficient. There is so much more to come and it’s all unscripted..