Summary: One of two shelters with art (SWA) above McCarrs Creek, which has a large number of negative and positive hand prints in red ochre.

A small but very sheltered sandstone overhang above McCarrs Creek hides a multitude of red ochre hand prints. The site is about 600m from McCarrs Creek Site 1, which also has a number of hand stencils.

IMG 0916 McCarrs Creek Site 2 (SWA)

There are at least 30 identifiable hand prints and stencils; unusually, there are both “negative” and “positive” prints.

AWAT1690 LR McCarrs Creek Site 2 (SWA)AWAT1690 LR yre McCarrs Creek Site 2 (SWA)

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