Summary: A long (30m) and tall shelter has a number of smooth niches in which there are over 30 charcoal drawings of birds, emus, wallabies and many indeterminate figures.

A very long and tall shelter above the creek in Hidden Valley has a number of Aboriginal paintings, all drawn in charcoal.

AWAT6404 LR Hidden Valley Art Site

Most of the art is in three panels, which are in a number of niches where the sandstone has been worn smooth. The motifs depicted include emus, birds and wallabies, amongst many indeterminate figures.

AWAT6392 LR Hidden Valley Art Site
AWAT6389 LR Hidden Valley Art Site
AWAT6394 LR Hidden Valley Art Site

Furher along the wall of the shelter beyond the main panels are more individual drawings, some showing the effects of weathering.

Hidden Valley Art Site - Site Summary

Aboriginal Sites by National Park

There are over 350 Aboriginal engraving and sites recorded in the Central Coast region, many of these in the Brisbane Water 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. Many more Aboriginal heritage sites are located in the Marramarra National Park. The original inhabitants of the 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.
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.
A review of different techniques for photographing Aboriginal rock art. This includdes oblique flash, chain and planar mosaic imaging which combines hundreds of overlapping photos.
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.
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