Summary: Aboriginal rock art including charcoal drawings and red ochre hand stencils in a long shelter below the old Pacific Highway

Below the old Pacific Highway at Mt Ku-ring-gai is a long shelter, with graffiti (some of it dating back to 1923) and evidence of recent habitation or camping.

IMG 0358 LR Mt Ku-ring-gai - Pacific Hwy SWA

At one of the overhang is a panel with multiple charcoal drawings, and possibly some faded stencils.

At the opposite end of the shelter are some faded stencils of children’s hands.

AWAT4216 LR Mt Ku-ring-gai - Pacific Hwy SWA

Mt Ku-ring-gai – Pacific Hwy SWA - Site Summary

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.
Many sites Aboriginal engraving sites across the inner suburbs of Sydney have been destroyed or are very weatheredl. The sites which remain are isolated from their natural environment.
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.
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.
There are over 350 Aboriginal engraving and sites recorded in the Central Coast region, many of these in the Brisbane Water 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.
Yengo National Park was an important spiritual and cultural place for the Darkinjung and Wonnarua People for thousands of years, and 640 Aboriginal cultural sites are recorded in the park and nearby areas.
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