Ancient Rock Walls and Formations in Australia: Klaus Dona’s Tunnel and … - Part 2
At a location not that far away, but seldom, if ever, walked near or seen, there is what we feel is an extremely unusual tunnel and wall that really does push the boundaries. Despite our many excursions into the bush, and those yet to come, there is no way we would have ever found this site, for that we are eternally grateful to Klaus Dona’s guidance, access to the latest advances in technology and photographs.
It really is quite a steep slope getting to this site. To gain entry to the opening of this construction, each of us had to straddle a three metre drop, and in my case did so not fully convinced I was able to breach the divide.
What became immediately apparent was that the entrance seemed so unnatural, but we must point out that our opinions are based on experience, common sense, and no degree in geology. Irrespective of courses not studied, it was patently obvious the tunnel was under pressure and compression from above. The top section of the platform was literally sliding down the slope and causing mayhem inside this tunnel. Being the thinnest, I was able to progress close to 15 metres before the walls narrowed too much to continue.
Amongst the dozens of rocks replete with straight edges and 90 degree angles found throughout, was a wall I kept returning to. It is three metres in height and double that in length, and what immediately caught my attention was the four straight horizontal layers of individually cut pieces of rock. Although my eye may be untrained to the finer geological nuances, it was obvious each layer of rock was different, and seemingly cut to fit to the shapes of those adjoining. The repetition of form, precision of cut and join is so reminiscent of the ancient walls in South America.
But this is Australia, the land of naked nomads and rock and stick technology, never masons of the highest order. Up until a little over 200 years ago neither metal blade nor wheel was part of the Australian landscape, or so the approved history books allege. If it isn’t natural, it wasn’t manufactured by any Original person or those who entered the continent after the Invasion. We suspect the tunnel originally measured 75 metres and is merely one part of a much bigger story and evidence of an earlier civilisation, or maybe it is just another freak of nature.
Another Block in the Wall, Only Bigger
A couple of kilometers further away from the hieroglyphs than the tunnel, there is another wall exhibiting what seems to be a very similar style of construction. Once again, the joins are extremely tight, I could insert the thinnest of twigs about 15 cms inside before it broke, but unlike the last wall, the individual sandstone blocks were much larger, some weighing hundreds of kilograms. And unlike the other wall, we are convinced that there is a mortar-like substance evident between some of the blocks. In what only adds to the technological intrigue, this section of the wall, which we feel is part of the larger remaining section measuring about 40 metres, seems to be cemented to the natural cliff-face directly behind. It is as if the wall was built around and attached to the cliff.
The Place with no Name
The next site is some distance from the cluster near Kariong, about thirty kilometers away. In our upcoming books we refer to it as “The Place With no Name,” and there is not one type of unusual rock formation, but five distinct categories. Each group is either an amazingly rare geological formation, or the result of human hands. The real problem we face if determining the natural forces responsible, is that we have five rare geological variations and all virtually within a stone’s throw of each other. That’s a double rarity.
When Gavin Bragg first made contact with us he sent three photos to whet our appetite, and some time later, the readers of Ancient Origins. The drain pictured was positioned amongst the softest sandstone I’ve ever encountered, the slightest pressure can see the rocks disintegrate into individual grains. A very small piece of the passage of drains that ran ten metres was examined by a highly qualified geologist who noted that it is the hardest type of sandstone in the region. For any who suspect it may be the result of geological processes, both lips on this drain measured exactly 68 millimetres across. Of course, any verdict passed must also include the four other examples of extreme geology, but the drain is sufficient for our purposes. We believe the drain is in the wrong place when every other rock in the area falls apart when you pick it up. It is quite possible that this is part of an ancient complex, and that this drain is too hard, too uniform in measurement and too straight in line to be anything other than an ancient artifact sourced from an earlier civilsation.