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.

Sams Creek Art Shelters - 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.
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.
There are over 350 Aboriginal engraving and sites recorded in the Central Coast region, many of these in the Brisbane Water 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.
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.
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