Summary: A small and somewhat unusual Aboriginal cave painting site, in a shelter at the base of a tall cliff near the significant Canoelands 1 site.

Near the Canoelands 1 Aboriginal site is another shelter with a painting, which is inset into the base of a tall overhang.

The figures are drawn in both red ochre and black charcoal, and some of the artwork is superimposed.

AWAT6359 LR Canoelands Painting SWA

Discolouration caused by white silica from the sandstone rock gives some of the art an unusual mauve or purple hue.

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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.