The Bushranger Cave

I went for a bit of a walk yesterday, not all that far from the Gold Coast (Australia) and all its “humbug”. The place I walked to is sometimes known as “The Bushrangers Cave” or by some locals as “The Dingo Cave”. It isn’t on the network of known walking tracks around the area but nevertheless gets a fair bit of foot traffic by the look of it. It is therefore a little bit dusty and worn looking in the lower bits.
It was, however, an aboriginal place and has been dated to at least 6000 years ago as occupied. I tried to photograph it excluding as much as possible the signs of modern foot traffic/useage. As it may have looked in the past of the Australian Aboriginal occupancy.
It has a seepage spring in it (water supply) and sits high above the surrounding valley below the ramparts of the cliffs and ranges behind. I did a self portrait in the cave/overhang to give a perspective of size.
Those fellas back then had the best penthouse in the Gold Coast Hinterland.


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