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.

AWAT8066 LR Canoelands Kangaroo and Fish ShelterAWAT8066 LR ybk Canoelands Kangaroo and Fish Shelter

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

AWAT8065 LR Canoelands Kangaroo and Fish ShelterAWAT8065 LR yre Canoelands Kangaroo and Fish Shelter

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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