Posts Tagged ‘uluru

Anniversary snub

Oct 29, 2010 | Discuss

Anniversary snub

From Sarah Aitken writing in today’s Centralian Advocate comes this account of tensions at this week’s celebrations of the 25th anniversary of the handover of Uluru to indigenous people. THE 25-year anniversy of the handback of the Uluru title deeds to the Anangu traditional owners was celebrated by about 200 people on Tuesday but indigenous locals said there was not much for them to rejoice in. On October 26, 1985, Governor-General Sir Ninian Stephen officially handed over the deed...Read more

The changing face of Uluru

Oct 16, 2010 | Discuss

The changing face of Uluru

Uluru revealed a rarely seen side this week. Visitors will have noted the seemingly infinite grooves carved into the rock surface from millennia of erosion caused by wind and water. According to Tjukurpa – the worldview of Indigenous people from the area – many of the formations on Uluru were created by ancestral beings and forms part of Creation. Yesterday The ABC reported an unusual spectacle: all these grooves have transformed into waterfalls after heavy rains, turning Uluru a sh...Read more

Rock of rages

Jun 29, 2010 | Discuss

Rock of rages

Did somebody once say if there were no Rock, we’d have to invent it? Who else but human beings could work themselves into a frenzy over the advent of  a single white woman dancing on the top of  a large rock in the middle of the desert and putting her video out to the world? I haven’t climbed Uluru since the days when nobody said you shouldn’t. But I am aware that men and women who do engage in this popular non-indigenous ritual often get hot and sweaty and remove articles o...Read more