Summary: The Boomerang Headed Men Cave has a number of kangaroos and men drawn in white and red ochre. Many of the Aboriginal rock art motifs are quite weathered.

The sandy floor and weathered walls of this high but shallow sandstone shelter make it an unlikely location for Aboriginal rock art.

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However, the Boomerang Headed Men Cave near in the McPherson State Forest has over 15 motifs (many lofthem almost impossible to see.) Drawn in white and red ochre, they consist mostly of kangaroos and men.

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Some of the men have triangular or boomerang-shaped heads; in the enhanced image you can see the head of a second kangaroo.

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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.