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.

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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.