Summary: The Warrimoo Track Shelter is a long cave with a dozen hand stencils along the back wall, and a large midden below the cave.

A long but shallow sandstone cave near Bobbin Head has 21 motifs, all of them child and adult white ochre hand stencils located along the back wall. Below the cave is a large midden.

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Six of the hand-prints are well-defined, while others are harder to distinguish.

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1 Comment

Josh Bastock · April 27, 2023 at 10:14 am

Hi, where along the track is this? I’m doing photogrammetry scans of some sites in the area and wanted to include this if possible.

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