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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Aboriginal Sites by National Park

Red Hands Cave, Glenbrook (Blue Mountains)
The Blue Mountains National Park (and surrounding areas along the Great Western Highway) is thought to have over a thousand indigenous heritage sites, although much of the park has not been comprehensively surveyed. The Aboriginal rock sites in the Blue Mountains include grinding grooves, stensils, drawing and rock carvings.
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.
The Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area protects over 3,000 known Aboriginal heritage sites, and many more which are yet to be recorded. This area includes the Blue Mountains National Park, Gardens of Stone, Wollemi National Park and Yengo National Park.