Summary: An Aboriginal rock art site on a ridge near the Euroka Campground, which contains a weathered drawing in red ochre, white drawings and at least ten hand stencils.

This fairly deep shelter on a ridge above Euroka Creek contains both Aboriginal hand stencils and drawings (although some of the drawings appear to be recent European additions).

There are a number of white lines and drawings, which may not be Aboriginal. Behind one of these white figures – and very hard to see without image enhancement – is a human figure in red ochre.

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The “spirit figure” drawn in white was noted in a ranger’s report in 1981 as being “doubtful”; the emu appears to be drawn in a style more consistent with Aboriginal rock art.

There is a third figure which looks like a wombat, also drawn in white.

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There are a total of six hand stencils in white; the two above superimposed on the “wombat” and an additional four hands.

A small panel in the roof of the shelter contains more hand stencils; they are in an unusual position, being well over two metres above the ground.

At least four more hand stencils can be seen in this panel.

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