Summary: Aboriginal cave paintings of a large anthropormophic figure and other motifs in a large shelter, near Cliff Oval.

One of a number of Aboriginal art sites recorded in Ku-ring-gai, this long shelter contains Aboriginal cave paintings in red ochre.

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A large panel of art features a large anthropormophic figure, which has lines radiating from its head (most likely a headdress).

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Additional figures were not deciphered in a heritage study of the site. All the art is in red ochre.

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There is some graffiti on and around the art.

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Aboriginal Sites by National Park

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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.
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.
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.