Summary: Great Mackerel Shelter with Art (SWA) 3 has two partial hand stencils, on a cliff above Great Mackerel Beach

These two weathered hand stencils are very hard to make out. They are on the base of a very high overhanging cliff, above Great Mackerel Beach.

AWAT5767 LR Great Mackerel SWA 3

This areas has some enormous caves and overhangs, with more sites containing Aboriginal rock art.

IMG 8381 LR Great Mackerel SWA 3

Great Mackerel SWA 3 - Site Summary

Aboriginal Sites by National Park

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.
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.
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.
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.
There are over 350 Aboriginal engraving and sites recorded in the Central Coast region, many of these in the Brisbane Water National Park.
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.
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