Summary: A shelter with Aboriginal rock art above the upper reaches of Mullet Creek, which has a number of motifs. As well as hand stencils, there are figures drawn in charcoal and red ochre.

Above the upper reaches of Mullet Creek is a long shelter, which has a large amount of Aboriginal rock art.

The most obvious motifs are a number of white hand stencils.

A small niche has a couple more stencils.

Less obvious are a number of drawings in red ochre, which can’t easily be seen. They may represent an emu and two anthropomorphs.

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There are also some figures drawn in charcoal.

At one end of the shelter is a midden (a smaller, nearby shelter also has a midden).

Although the art has not been damaged or vandalised, there is also some evidence of prior non-indigenous human habitation.

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Aboriginal Sites by National Park

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.
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.