Summary: Two adjacent shelters with Aboriginal rock art in a gully of Big Yengo Creek; they have weathered hand stencils and drawings.

Two small, adjacent boulders in Yengo National Park contain Aboriginal rock art art. The first is an unusual site for rock art, with the overhang very shallow and quite weathered.

The art is somewhat unusual: two hand stencils (both faded and hard to see) – and what appears to be the outline of a hand which has been drawn.

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Another panel has some drawings in white ochre, and another very faded hand stencil.

On the edge of the shallow overhang is a sinuous line, which may represent a snake.

Next to this overhang is another small but much deeper shelter, which looks a little like a sandstone geode that’s been cracked open.

Inside are some white lines, which are perhaps remnants of a more complex image.

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