Summary: Red ochre Aboriginal hand stencils and what may be charcoal art in a shelter below the Challenger Track.

A long shelter below the Challenger Track has a number of Aboriginal hand stencils, and what may be charcoal drawings.

AWAT9265 LR Challenger Track Shelter
AWAT9274 LR Challenger Track Shelter

Most of the red ochre hand stencils are fairly obvious, although one is very indistinct.

The charcoal art is less obvious, and I can’t tell what they represent.

Challenger Track Shelter - Site Summary

Aboriginal Sites by National Park

There are over 350 Aboriginal engraving and sites recorded in the Central Coast region, many of these in the Brisbane Water 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.
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.
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. The original inhabitants of the Maroota area were the Darug people.
Many sites Aboriginal engraving sites across the inner suburbs of Sydney have been destroyed or are very weatheredl. The sites which remain are isolated from their natural environment.
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.
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