Summary: A very long but shallow overhang with a series of alcoves, the Banksia Shelter in the McPherson State Forest includes two large Aboriginal paintings in red ochre.

The southernmost of a cluster of four shelters within the McPherson State Forest, the Banksia Shelter is a tall but very shallow overhang. It has has five alcoves or niches, which contain Aboriginal drawings.

AWAT5695 LR Banksia Shelter

The first alcove contains a red figure; it’s hard to determine what it represents.

The second alcove hs a vertical figure, also in red ochre, of what seems to be a large lizard.

The third alcove has faint red lines emanating from what appears to be a natural hole in the sandstone.

AWAT5711 LR Banksia Shelter

The last two alcoves don’t appear to to have any art, although the last one has interesting natura; patterns.

AWAT5714 LR Banksia Shelter

Banksia Shelter - Site Summary

Aboriginal Sites by National Park

A review of different techniques for photographing Aboriginal rock art. This includdes oblique flash, chain and planar mosaic imaging which combines hundreds of overlapping photos.
Yengo National Park was an important spiritual and cultural place for the Darkinjung and Wonnarua People for thousands of years, and 640 Aboriginal cultural sites are recorded in the park and nearby areas.
Many sites Aboriginal engraving sites across the inner suburbs of Sydney have been destroyed or are very weatheredl. The sites which remain are isolated from their natural environment.
Over 40 sites have been recorded within the park; many were located along the river bank and were flooded by the building of the weir in 1938.
There are about 300 recorded Aboriginal heritage sites in Wollemi National Park, with the rugged and remote environment meaning many sites are yet to be "discovered" and recorde.
There are over 350 Aboriginal engraving and sites recorded in the Central Coast region, many of these in the Brisbane Water National Park.
Over a hundred Aboriginal sites have been recorded in the Hornsby region, with many of these in the Berowra Valley National Park and around the suburb of Berowra.
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