Summary: Vertical engraving in a rock shelter near Appletree Bay depicting half a woman

A very small shelter above the Berowra Track near Appletree Bay has a somwhat unusual vertical engraving, which depicts one side of a woman.

Engraving of part of a woman in Appletree Bay shelterAWAT9051 LR highlighted 1 Half a Woman (Appletree Bay)

The figure is carved into the rock using a punctured outline method. The top and bottom of the woman has been weathered, but the middle section is quite clear.

AWAT9046 LR Half a Woman (Appletree Bay)

Half a Woman (Appletree Bay) - Site Summary

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