Summary: An Aboriginal engraving of a man with upstretched hands on a sloping rock platform; nearby are three mundoes and some unfinished figures.

On a small, sloping rock platform surrounded by scrub is a man, with out-stretched arms; it is one of six indigenous heritage sites that form part of McCarthy’s Warrah Sanctuary group. (Like many other Aboriginal sites that are now overgrown, it was described in the 1950s as having “an open view to the north”.

The man is described as having a “half oval head sweeping away to the arms, an oval with a pit at one end for the eyes, straight outspread arms 3 and 4 pointed fingers, convex right side and straight left side, body tapers from armpits to hips, slightly out-curved legs with feet close together and outward, flat truncated feet pointing downwa.rd at 45°, pointed penis”. Not mentioned by McCarthy but shown on the site sketch is a small figure on the man’s chest.

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Aboriginal Sites by National Park

Red Hands Cave, Glenbrook (Blue Mountains)
The Blue Mountains National Park (and surrounding areas along the Great Western Highway) is thought to have over a thousand indigenous heritage sites, although much of the park has not been comprehensively surveyed. The Aboriginal rock sites in the Blue Mountains include grinding grooves, stensils, drawing and rock carvings.
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.
The Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area protects over 3,000 known Aboriginal heritage sites, and many more which are yet to be recorded. This area includes the Blue Mountains National Park, Gardens of Stone, Wollemi National Park and Yengo National Park.