Summary: One of the most spectacular Aboriginal rock art sites in Sydney's north, with red ochre and charcoal drawings across two adjacent shelters.

Two adjacent shelters along the same cliff-line in Mt Ku-ring-gai contain some of the most spectacular Aboriginal rock art in Sydney’s north.

One of the central figures is drawn in red ochre, and looks similar to a Baiame motif at the Cliff Oval site in Wahroonga.

AWAT0562 LR Sams Creek Art Shelters

Most of the artwork is in charcoal, with a large panel containing multiple motifs.

More charcoal art is located on smaller across the two shelters.

Unlike many other shelters around Mt Ku-ring-gai, there is no graffiti and no evidence of recent habitation.

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Aboriginal Sites by 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.
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