Summary: The Big Yengo Tobacco Shelter is a large, deep overhang in Yengo National Park with Aboriginal rock art (charcoal drawing and hand stencils).

Named as it was used for drying tobacco by the early settlers, this shelter also contains traces of Aboriginal rock art. The large overhang has a sloping, sandy floor.

Parts of the sandstone walls and roof have been weathered by the wind, and there’s an enormous (and fortunately deserted) wasp nest.

Hiddem on one of the smooth sections of the wall is a charcoal drawing.

The shelter also has some faded red ochre hand stencils.

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Aboriginal Sites by National Park

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