Summary: Wide and deep shelter above Berowra Creek, which has an Aboriginal hand stencil and charcoal drawings.

Near the head of semi-permanent creek is a wide and long shelter with a single Aboriginal hand stencil and multiple charcoal drawings.

AWAT5545 LR Berowra Creek Eel Cave

The shelter has a single white handprint stencil.

AWAT5517 LR Berowra Creek Eel Cave

The most obvious charcoal art motif represents an eel.

AWAT5518 LR Berowra Creek Eel Cave

There are additional figures along the wall and ceiling of the shelter: I can’t determine what they represent.

A set of vertical charcoal lines were also observed.

AWAT5516 LR Berowra Creek Eel Cave

Berowra Creek Eel Cave - Site Summary

Aboriginal Sites by 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.
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 over 350 Aboriginal engraving and sites recorded in the Central Coast region, many of these in the Brisbane Water National Park.
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.
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.
Located to the north-west of Sydney, just south of the Dharug and Yengo National Parks, Maroota has a high concentration of (known) Aboriginal sites. Many more Aboriginal heritage sites are located in the Marramarra National Park. The original inhabitants of the area were the Darug people.
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