Summary: Weathered charcoal and red ochre Aboriginal drawings in a small shelter in Canoelands (Marramarra NP)

A small and deep sandstone shelter in the Canoelands area of Marramarra National Park, which has some charcoal and red ochre Aboriginal cave paintings.

All of the motifs are weathered and hard to make out: the largest figure is a kangaroo in charcoal.

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Below the kangaroo are two more figures in red ochre; they appear to be a fish and a coolamon (basket), or two fish.

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There arealso some very faint figures drawn in white, and vertical red lines, which may have been part of a larger motif.

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Aboriginal Sites by National Park

Over a hundred Aboriginal sites have been recorded in the Hornsby region, with many of these in the Berowra Valley National Park and around the suburb of Berowra.
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.