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Namadgi Yank Virtual Cache

Hidden : 10/07/2003
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Geocache Description:

There is a little known spot in the middle of Namadgi National Park that was a meeting spot for local Aboriginal groups, including the local Ngunnawal group. Whilst they there they left their mark along the rock ledge nearby. Some of the figures represent animals and others abstract human-like figures. Evidence from nearby sites suggests that people were camping in the area, and presumably painting, as long as 3700 years ago.

In the early 1800s European settlers passed through the area on their way to the goldfields in the Snowy Mountains. Some stayed and became farmers. During this time one of the hills was called Yankee Hat. Today we're not sure which hill is Yankee Hat (there are two similar hills in this region), but most accept it is the one that is home to the rock art.

To log this virtual cache you must travel to this site by car (or bike) and then hike three kilometres to the rock art. The path is slightly 'round-about' to protect the bog patch along the way. Once at the end of the path the coordinates above will bring you to a spot close to the rock art.

You must:

  1. Tell me what is located at this co-ordoinate.
  2. Take of photo of yourself, friends, family and/or GPSr at the rock art.

Remember not to touch the art or damage it in any way so that generations after us can see it.

Geocache Handicaching Ratings Handicaching rating: H52121

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