Located just of Wolgan Road in Lidsdale, is the Black Fellow Hands Reserve, or ‘Maiyingu Marragu’ to the Indigenous population. This reserve dates back thousands of years and is a historic and traditional area that is decorated with ancient artworks, paintings, hand prints, paintings of boomerangs and weapons. It is also well known for its natural beauty, including waterfalls and ochres and rock formations.
The traditional owners used a mixture a of ochre, water, and animal fat placed into the mouth and blown across the hand, to produce the artworks. The ochre chemically reacts with and sinks into the surface of the rock just like ink does into paper. Due to their location on north-facing walls, they have been protected against weathering and lichen damage.