Summary: Eight complete or partial hand stencils were recorded in this small shelter in 1981 (some stencils are quite faint, and two are affected by graffiti).

Close to Mona Vale is a small occupation shelter that contains a number of handprints (and some faint charcoal art).

AWAT7439 LR Mona Vale Road Shelter
engraving monavalerd shelter Mona Vale Road Shelter

The site was previously documented in two archaeological surveys (1981 and 1997). Despite some graffiti, the art is fairly well preserved and most of the seven handprints can still be seen.

Mona Vale Road Shelter - Site Summary

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