Summary: Two adjacent indigenous heritage sites along Mount Irvine Road near Bilpin. One has axe grinding grooves, and the other hand stencils.

Along the Mount Irvine are are two adjacent Aboriginal sites, with axe grinding grooves (AGGs) and hand stencils. On the upper side of the firetrail are a number of waterholes on a large rock platform.

At least one of the potholes has some axe grinding grooves.

On the lower side of the road is a large cave, with views over the valley below.

initials painted on the walls dating back to the 1930s and the remain of cooking implements and furniture show that this cave has been used and visited for some time.

There are also ten hand stencils on the rear wall and ceiling, mostly in white pigment (a couple are in yellow).

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Aboriginal Sites by National Park

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.
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.
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.