Summary: Apple Tree Bay Shelter near Bobbin Head has stencils of two fish and 12 hands one panel, and charcoal drawings on another panel

A shallow but tall shelter on Cowan Creek near Apple Tree Bay contains a number of stencils and paintings. Most of them are are well-preserved, although there is some graffiti. Even back in 1899, W.D. Campbell lamented: “The whole group is much disfigured by the modern scribbling of names, reminding one of some lines that the Writer saw scribbled upon a lighthouse at Dovecourt in Essex, England, where numerous scribbers had defaced the white-painted ironwork – ‘Fools’ names and monkeys’ faces are always seen in public places’.

Within the shelter are twelve hands (two of them are children’s hands) and two fish which are stencilled in white.

AppletreeBay SWA handstencils Apple Tree Bay Shelter

Lower on the shelter wall are charcoal drawings of three kangaroos, a shield and a boomerang.

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