Abstract

The rock shelter containing this extraordinarily fine set of drawings and stencils is situated in the Hawkesbury district on Crown land. Because of the need to protect the gallery from vandals its precise locality cannot be disclosed. For this reason, also, the Cumberland County Council has erected a thick wire screen across the entire front of the shelter.

The shelter forms part of the vertical face, about 8 ft. high, of an extensive sandstone rock surface which runs across the base of a marsh. A dozen potholes, 3 ft. to 4 ft. in diameter and up to 2 ft. deep, have been formed in the bed of the main flow of water, which runs in rainy weather and is usually seeping over the rock. Beside some of these pools are, in all, several dozen axe-grinding grooves.

 
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Bibliographic Data

Short Form
McCarthy, 1961, Rec. Aust. Mus. 25(7): 115–120
Author
Frederick D. McCarthy
Year
1961
Title
A remarkable gallery of cave paintings in eastern New South Wales
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
25
Issue
7
Start Page
115
End Page
120
DOI
10.3853/j.0067-1975.25.1961.659
Language
English
Plates
plates 7–8, figures and foldout
Date Published
01 March 1961
Cover Date
01 March 1961
ISSN
0067-1975
CODEN
RAUMAJ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Subjects
ABORIGINES: AUSTRALIAN; ANTHROPOLOGY
Digitized
18 April 2007
Available Online
18 April 2007
Reference Number
659
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