Summary: Faint Aboriginal hand stencil, in a shallow shelter on the back of Topham Hill

Above Refuge Bay and on the back of Topham Hill are some high cliffs, at the base of which are a number of shallow but high shelters. One of these contains some faint Aboriginal hand stencils, in red ochre.

AWAT6092 LR Refuge Bay Shelter with Art
AWAT6091 LR Refuge Bay Shelter with Art

Refuge Bay Shelter with Art - Site Summary

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. The original inhabitants of the Maroota 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.
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.
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.
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.
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