Summary: Shelter below Koolewong Ridge, which has Aboriginal charcoal art (indeterminate motifs) and a midden.

Despite having a fairly weathered and wind-blasted interior, a shelter below the Koolewong Ridge contains charcoal Aboriginal art on some of the smoother sections of sandstone.

AWAT0047 LR Koolewong Ridge Shelter

It’s not clear what the charcoal figures represent, which are drawn on the ceiling.

Depite being over a hundred metres above the water, the shelter also contains a midden, with a dense layer of shells at one end of the cave.

AWAT0029 LR Koolewong Ridge Shelter
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Aboriginal Sites by National Park

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.
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 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.