Summary: Inside one of a series of three sandstone shelters along a low cliff-line are some Aboriginal charcoal drawings. The site also has six axe grinding grooves.

This rpw of three shelters along a small cliff line is in a picturesque setting, with ferns and gymea lillies in front of the caves.

Charcoal Aboriginal rock art was recorded here in the 1970s, which had been known to locals for some time. The clearest figure is that of a male or anthropomorph on the wall, although only his lower half can be distinguished.

In the middle of the low ceiling are more charcoal lines – it’s impossible to determine what they represent.

A small niche in the wall contains more charcoal lines, which also don’t represent any discernible motif.

Between two of the shelters are a small number of axe grinding grooves.

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Aboriginal Sites by National Park

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.
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.