Summary: A recently "discovered" shelter with Aboriginal rock art, just outside the Wollemi National Park. The shelter has over a hundred hand stencils.

Over a hundred hand stencils have been recorded in the Cave of Many Hands, a tall and deep shelter which is just outside Wollemi National Park.

Most of the stencils are in white, along the back wall of the cave.

Almost all the stencils are of hands, but there is one of club.

There’s also a few stencils showing the forearm, as well as the hand.

The ceiling of the shelter also has a few stencils.

A small group of hands have been stencilled in an unusual style, with slightly curved fingers.

Grinding dishes and stone artefacts can also be found at this site.

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