Sunday, July 14, 2013

Red Hands Cave - Blue Mountains

An early start on a beautiful day and a chance taken to escape Canberra's chill. I had read of the Blue Mountain's strong links with Aboriginal heritage. I have wanted to visit a particular site of significance for a while... A walk in the Blue Mountains today near Glenbrook to Red Hands Cave...

From the signage: Red Hands Cave has great significance to all Australians today. While knowledge of the original meaning of the hands has been lost, they remain a link with the Aboriginal People who have lived on this continent for at least 40,000 years - an incredible 2000 generations.

Each hand represents a once living person, and most, if not all, were placed here before Europeans settled in the Blue Mountains. They are therefore an irreplaceable part of Australia's cultural heritage.

A first glimpse...

The securely protected cave...

A series of photos secured through the cage... (click to enlarge)

One rock in the central rear floor is coloured with ochre. Artist's palate?

An outstanding experience.


  1. Interesting place!

    1. Very spiritual place Gorges.


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