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?
Very spiritual place Gorges.Delete