Summary: A small shelter in Canoelands, which contains several charcoal and one white painting. Nearby is a grooved water channel.

A small but fairly deep shelter near Canoelands 2 contains both charcoal and white Aboriginal rock art.

One of the more prominent charcoal drawings depicts a kangaroo.

Another charcoal figure below the kangaroo resembles a koala, but it’s not certain what it is.

There are a few more charcoal figures, one of them resembling a phalanger or a possum.

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Another figure is drawn in both charcoal and white pigment.

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Close to the shelter is a small creek, which has a grooved water channel below a small (natural) pool.

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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.
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.
The Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area protects over 3,000 known Aboriginal heritage sites, and many more which are yet to be recorded. This area includes the Blue Mountains National Park, Gardens of Stone, Wollemi National Park and Yengo 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.