Summary: Boomerang Cave (Apple Tree Bay) has white stencils of four hands, a boomerang and a hafted axe

Above the Berowra Track near Apple Tree Bay is the Boomerang Cave, which is ten metres in length and about two metres high. In front of the shelter is a large midden (consisting of Sydney rock oyster, edible mussel and hercules club whelk shells).

AWAT9864 LR Boomerang Cave (Apple Tree Bay)

Within the shelter are four white hand stencils and a white boomerang stencil.

An additonal hafted axe stencil was recorded by Collette Douchkov, which was not on the original site recording.

hafted axe stencil LR Boomerang Cave (Apple Tree Bay)
Source: Collette Douchkov

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Aboriginal Sites by National Park

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.
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.
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.