|This is not the skull referred to in the article. Used|
for illustration only
On 22nd July 1977, Mrs Pearson re-visited the orangery site. On the opposite (eastern) side of the Little Para River the alluvial deposits had been carted away. This left the clay beneath the loam exposed, approx. 7ft 3in below ground level. The area was examined. Random holes were dug around this at varying distances and ashes and charcoal were also found in them. At aprox. 3 metres from the first hole, a round pitted stone which fitted comfortably in the palm of the hand was found. Several pieces of ochre were also found in this hole. The area was a known aboriginal camp site and the stone could have been used as a mallet. The river was known to flood at intervals, resulting in heavy deposits of silt. The stone and ochre could have been covered in the clay layer where holes were dug and none were visible on the surface.
Mrs G Pearson, Local History Researcher, Munno Para Public Library.