omputer image of Australia’s Stonehenge Site, Mullumbimby NSW by Richard Patterson.

Ancient Stones of Australia: A Mysterious Series of Rock Arrangements and Placements that Defy Conventional Historical Accounts

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My son Evan and I have written extensively about the site Frederic Slater, President of the Australian Archaeological Education and Research Society, proposed was “Australia’s Stonehenge,” which we refer to as the Standing Stones site, and a complementary site we have named “Adam’s Garden.” What hasn’t been made clear, and nor is it still fully understood, is that these sites form part of a much larger complex.

There is more to this than the two sites mentioned, but owing to pressing issues of privacy and our justifiable concern regarding vandalism, we can offer little in specifics regarding geography, distances and location. Despite what can’t be revealed at this time, we believe that when combining these two sites, plus others in the close vicinity, there are some general points that are as ancient as they are elemental.

Undeniably, there is evidence at four sites that is indicative of exotic technology well beyond the embrace of any Original* rock and stick tool-kit. It goes way back, whether tens or hundreds of thousands of years is a moot point, but the antiquity and sophistication in evidence asks questions most academics do not have the capacity to reply to or appreciate.

Reconstruction of Standing Stones Site. (Author Provided)

Reconstruction of Standing Stones Site. (Author Provided)

Found both at the Standing Stones site and Adam’s Garden are artificially shaped and marked rocks that chronicle, according to both Slater and many Original Elders and Custodians of Lore, the First Language either spoken or recorded by modern humans. This language of rock angles, alignments, markings, letters, hand signs, numbers, body parts, animals, etc. is as cryptic as it is divine.

Where Did the Sandstone Rocks Come From?

Before attempting any translation, we must first address some pragmatic considerations which we were originally unable to throw any light upon. When first examining the Standing Stones, a fact highlighted in Slater’s correspondence was of prime interest. Nearly all the marked and shaped stones found on both the larger and smaller mound were sandstone, and as observed by Slater, the nearest sizeable deposit of sandstone was over 20 kilometers away. In what only exacerbates the difficulties, we found fine and coarse grained sandstone, which logically means some of the sandstone brought onto this site came from much further inland than the fine grained rock. But how did this happen, from where and who was involved? These questions were never fully answered.

Rainbow Valley sandstone bluffs and cliffs - Northern Territory, Australian Outback.

Rainbow Valley sandstone bluffs and cliffs - Northern Territory, Australian Outback. (Neerav Bhatt/ CC BY NC SA 2.0 )

That was before our first sighting of Adam’s Garden, a 175-metre stretch of creek-bank containing tens of thousands of rocks of every conceivable type. Surrounded by mangrove and sand, this exotic collection of rocks contains shapes, angles and markings that are artificial and was the location from which the rocks at the Standing Stones were transported. The jetty was made entirely out of sandstone rocks and is not only both fine and coarse grained, but also varies greatly in coloring.  Just as it is at the Standing Stones, there are many rocks shaped into pyramids at Adams’ Garden, and what only cements this connection is the marking on one rock which contains an engraving, which in the First Language means “guide to truth.”

This place has a jetty/wharf, the 9 meter by 5 meter construction of sandstone is higher than the surrounding shore, and was the place where ships unloaded their cargo. We believe the 175-metre spread of tens of thousands of rocks was part of a rock-wall built along the section of what was originally the shore-line.  Around 500 odd years ago, a tsunami hit this part of the east coast, and most likely knocked the walls over then the backwash dragged the fallen rocks back into the water. This would explain why there are rocks spread about 8-10 meters into the creek and only two meters up the slope past the creek bank.

From here, marked and shaped rocks along with many other goods and sacred objects were sent out from the coast to the Standing Stones site, and other places of importance.

Artificially shaped rock. (Author provided)

Artificially shaped rock. (Author provided)

Moving Thousands of Cubic Meters of Fill

However, there is a second much larger problem in logistics still unresolved on-site before grappling with meanings and nuances. Some of the rocks used on both mounds weigh up to 50 kilograms, and certainly would be very difficult to move without a wheel, but not impossible. Although it is worth bearing in mind that the much bigger and heavier rocks were not disc-ploughed into the slope, but taken to the dairy shed for safe-keeping. Alas, in what only compounds the difficulties, these larger engraved tablets were either stolen or recovered just after the Second World War.

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