NOTED Blue Mountains historical researcher Rex Gilroy is carrying out a search in the Lithgow district for traces of a Stone Age megalithic culture he believes arose in Australia up to 50,000 years ago, and which has left crumbling megalithic monuments Australia-wide.
Rex, almost 70, has devoted a lifetime’s research to Australia’s ‘hidden’ history of discovery and exploration, by maritime civilisations of the ancient world.
He has amassed hundreds of rock inscriptions, idols and other relics supporting his theories.
Rex and his wife Heather operate the Australia-Pacific Archaeological Research Centre, a non-profit organisation.
They would like to hear from any reader who has found any local mystery stone works which might support their theory.
They can be contacted at PO Box 202, Katoomba NSW, 2780; or phone 4782 3441.
“In bushland near Lithgow we have already uncovered altar stones carved in the form of a snake and an eagle, believed to be sun-worship images of the megalithic people,” Mr Gilroy said.
“Further west we have discovered large granite circles, open temple enclosures and also astronomically-aligned stone alignments associated with agriculture.
“They have also left rock inscriptions in a form of ogham and pictographic writing.
“Ancient Aboriginal traditions speak of a pale-skinned race who they called the Uru, found in areas of eastern Australia who worshipped the Sun and Moon and ‘rolled great stones across the landscape’.
“Here is an Australian ‘lost’ megalithic civilisation built by a stone, bone and wood culture.
“That this people once inhabited the Lithgow district and nearby Blue Mountains is, we believe, an exciting prospect,” Mr Gilroy said.
He believes the Uru were descendants of the first modern humans, who appeared in Australia in pre-Aboriginal times.
The Gilroys have discovered their megalithic monuments in every Australian state.