Summary: A small but very deep shelter above Tootie Creek contains a range of Aboriginal rock art in charcoal as well as white and red ochre.

While this deep and protected shelter above Tootie Creek is fairly remote, there is clear evidence of previous (European) habitation, as well as traces of Aboriginal rock art.

The largest panel has three indeterminate motifs in white ochre, and a less visible wallaby or kangaroo in red ochre.

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Also very faint is a drawing in red ochre of what could be a bird.

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A charcoal drawing is in one of the smaller, smooth sections of sandstone.

There are also five hand stencils in red ochre, and a stencil of an arm.

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