Summary: An interesting panel containing Aboriginal cave paintings in a shelter near Bilpin. Most of the figures are painted in charcoal.

A shelter near Bilpin in the Wollemi National Park, which has a small but complex panel of Aboriginal rock art. The pictpographs include charcoal figures and shapes, and concentric circles in red ochre.

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The most recognisable figure appears to be an eel.

A small concave indent in the sandstone has another charcoal figure.

Almost al of the motifs are in charcoal, except for the unusual concentric circles, which are in red ochre.

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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.
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.
Over a hundred Aboriginal sites have been recorded in the Hornsby region, with many of these in the Berowra Valley National Park and around the suburb of Berowra.