Bull Cave added to heritage register

Heritage: Opposition heritage spokeswoman Penny Sharpe and Campbelltown MP Greg Warren outside the Kentlyn Bull Cave.
Heritage: Opposition heritage spokeswoman Penny Sharpe and Campbelltown MP Greg Warren outside the Kentlyn Bull Cave.

A significant piece of Indigenous history in Macarthur has officially being added to the state heritage register.

In July, Campbelltown MP Greg Warren called for the state government to adopt the State Heritage Register Committee’s recommendation to officially add Kentlyn’s Bull Cave to the register.

The cave, located under a sandstone rock shelter, is estimated to be about 250 years old and features a charcoal drawing of a bull created by an unknown Dharawal artist.

It’s believed to represent the first contact between European settlers and the Dharawal people.

A metal cage currently surrounds the cave after it was repeatedly vandalised.

The committee recommended the cave be added to the register in early April and under legislation the government was required to make a decision within 14 days – which it failed to do.

Mr Warren lauded the community for campaigning to have the cave officially added to the state heritage register.