Summary: A long rock shelter near Franks Gully in the Berowra Valley National Park contains a number of cave paintings, and a shield engraved above the cave

Situated part-way down a steep slope in the Berowra Valley National Park below the Turner Firetrail is a large rock platform, on which a solitary shield is engraved.

Below the rock platform is an extraordinarily long sandstone shelter, appearing from outside like a long wave.

Inside the shelter are a number of charcoal motifs. Some figures are fairly distinct; the motifs include a kangaroo, wombat and possum.

There are is also evidence of graffiti, with some of the drawings not Aboriginal.

Berowra Waters (Turner Firetrail) Rockshelter - Site Summary

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