National Parks & Wildlife | Aboriginal Sites

Black Fellows Hands
Black Fellows Hands
Photo taken by Rus May approx 1986, the doll featured was destroyed by fire in the early 1990s

Black Fellows Hands
Black Fellows Hands
photo taken by Rus May in 1993
Bird Rock situated between Black Fellows Hands & Bungleboori
Bird Rock situated between Black Fellows Hands & Bungleboori

Many national parks contain Aboriginal sites, places and relics including rock engravings, rock art, fish traps, carved trees, stone arrangements and spiritual sites. These sites are significant to Aboriginal communities because they are a direct link with traditional Aboriginal culture.

Aboriginal sites and places can be very fragile due to constant weathering and natural erosion.

How you can help

When visiting an Aboriginal site or Place you can help protect it by:

  • leaving rocks, artifacts and vegetation as you find them;
  • avoiding hand or foot contact with the site;
  • not re-grooving or chalking the site or drawing on it; and
  • avoiding placing water or sand on the site.

See Also: Maiyingu Marragu – Black Fellows Hands Reserve


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