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.

On this panel are two male figures with outsrtetched arms painted in red ochre, which have been damaged by graffiti.

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