Summary: Deep shelter above Smiths Creek, with Aboriginal cave art (two men painted in red ochre)

A deep shelter a short distance above Smiths Creek has a very honeycombed and weathered interior. A smooth panel of rock along the back wall includes some Aboriginal cave art.

AWAT9504 LR Smiths Creek Shelter - Two Men

On this panel are two male figures painted in red ochre, although they have been damaged by graffiti.

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Smiths Creek Shelter – Two Men - Site Summary

Aboriginal Sites by National Park

There are about 300 recorded Aboriginal heritage sites in Wollemi National Park, with the rugged and remote environment meaning many sites are yet to be "discovered" and recorde.
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.
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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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.
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