Summary: A small shelter along Big Yengo Creek, which has Aboriginal rock art including a star or starburst, and 16 stencils in white ochre.

This Aboriginal rock shelter is named for it’s most prominent motif – a large star or “starburst”, which has eight white lines radiating from a central point. These motifs are found in a few shelters in this area – but not in any shelters in the Sydney basin.

There’s one oval-shaped stencil at the opposite end of the shelter to the starburst.

Along the back wall of the shelter are at least 15 hand stencils (one of which includes the fore-arm), all in white ochre.

The north-facing shelter is quite small and shallow.

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