Blackfellows Hand Cave

Maiyingu Marragu


Useful Information

Location: Lidsdale.
24km north of Lithgow PO, off Wolgan Road to Newnes. From Lidsdale north 3 km, Blackfellows Hand Trail on the right. After 1 km on unpaved road smal parking lot.
(-33.322470, 150.117301)
Open: no restrictions.
[2022]
Fee: free.
[2022]
Classification: SpeleologyKarst cave
Light: n/a
Dimension:  
Guided tours: self guided, L=500 m, D=30 min.
Photography: allowed
Accessibility: no
Bibliography:  
Address: Blackfellows Hand Cave, Tel: +61-.
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History


Description

Blackfellows Hand Cave was a meeting place for the Aboriginal tribes of the area who named it Maiyingu Marragu. The large rock overhang and shelter is a place of cultural significance, and shows well-preserved Aboriginal drawings of hands and weapons. The shelter included a separate men’s and women's area, in addition to a women’s birthing area. Note that this area is of cultural significance, do not touch or in any way damage the paintings. The walking trail to this cave is short an easy.