Summary: A charcoal drawing of a jumping kangaroo, in a large and open shelter in the McPherson State Forest

Not a cave you would generally expect to contain Aboriginal rock paintings, the Jumping Kangaroo Cave in McPherson State Forest is fairly open and the sandstone has been worn by rain and wind.

AWAT0227 LR Jumping Kangaroo Cave

In a small and smooth niche in the ceiling is a charcoal drawing of a kangaroo. About 70cm in height, the upper part of the macropod is still fairly clear, but it’s hard to make out the tail and hind legs.

AWAT0230 LR Jumping Kangaroo Cave
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Aboriginal Sites by National Park

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