Summary: A long rock overhang which contains numerous art motifs, including a stencilled hand, two macropod figures and some unidentified lines.

A long but fairly shallow rock overhang, the Popran Art 1 Shelter was “discovered” in 2005 by John Appleton, an archaeologist conducting a field survey near the Calga quarry.

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The shelter contains numerous art motifs, including a stencilled hand, two macropod figures and some unidentified lines.

Popran Art 1 shelter - 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.
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.
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.
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.
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Cave art and Waterfalls in Popran National Park | Hiking the World · August 28, 2021 at 11:36 pm

[…] In one of these caves we spot some charcoal drawings, although it’s hard to determine what they represent. I discover later (thanks Collette!) that this is the Popran 1 Art shelter. […]

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