Wollemi National Park’s Hidden Cultural Treasures

Mark Roebuck, NPA member and bushwalker

Australia’s Aboriginal Rock Art is of World Heritage significance.  Many people are familiar with the spectacular rock art of Northern Australia.  It is a lesser known fact that similar treasures lay on the doorstep of Sydney’s large population centres.  Wollemi National Park consists of 5,000 square kilometres of rugged and difficult to access, trackless terrain.  It is rich in Aboriginal art and other cultural sites.  Many of these sites have only recently been re-discovered.  Many more remain in obscurity, lost to knowledge (waiting to be found) due to the forced cultural disconnection of the Aboriginal custodians and protected by the rugged wilderness.