Summary: Red ochre handprints and possible charcoal cave art in a small shelter below the Cowan Track.

Below the Cowan Track in thick scrub is a small but deep shelter, which contains hand stencils and possibly charcoal art.

AWAT9969 LR Cowan Track SWA

The art is on a wide panel across the back of the shelter.

AWAT9966 LR Cowan Track SWA

The hand stencils in red ochre and most are fairly obvious, although some are less distinct.

Cowan Track SWA - Site Summary

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