Summary: The Site of the Emus (or Bird Cave) in McPherson State Forest, a shelter with Aboriginal rock art, gets its name from three emus drawn in red ochre.

Situated high on a steep ridge, there are sweeping views over Stockyard Gully from this shelter with Aboriginal rock art.

The most prominent figures – from which the shelter gets it name (it’s also referred to as “Bird Cave”) – are three emus.

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Below the emus, near the base of the wall, are a few more figures in red ochre.

On the same panel (above and overlapping the last emu) is an enormous kangaroo drawn in red ochre, and another kangaroo frawn in white.

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To the right of the emu panel is an indeterminate figure, drawn in charcoal and red ochre.

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