109. Red Hand Caves:

109. Red Hand Caves:

Location: Backtrack from S108 to The Oaks Fire Trail and follow WSW about 4.5km to Red Hands Fire Track, turn hard right and proceed 5.5km to car park. From the car park to the caves is a 15’ walk.

Altitude, Lat/Long: 100 m AHD;-33.7834,150.5902;

Time required at site: 1.5 hrs.

Relevance to Cox’s Road: The range of Aboriginal sites that participants are directed to, represent just a few examples of the hundreds of Aboriginal sites (Dharug, Gundungurra and Wiradyuri), that have been located in the Blue Mountains, particularly in the Linden –Woodford area. Sites are dotted and clumped in and around the vicinity of Cox’s Road, testament to a living and vibrant culture of nations without cities, already in possession of the land when Cox built his road through the heartland of these cultures. Furthermore, there already existed numerous Aboriginal roads, song lines and associated Dreaming stories, pregnant with meaning and geographical perception and coherence.

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