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Uluru / Ayers Rock Region

 

 Northern Territory, Australia

 

The Anangu Aboriginal people are responsible for the protection and appropriate management of these ancestral lands, of which Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) are an important part. The knowledge necessary to fulfil these responsibilities has been passed down from generation to generation. During the 1870s, William Giles and William Gosse were the first white explorers to this region. Giles was the first to reach Kata Tjuta and named it The Olgas after the then reigning Queen Olga of Wurttemburg. Gosse, however, was the first to reach Uluru and named it Ayers Rock after his superior, Sir Henry Ayers, the Chief Secretary of South Australia. By the early 1970s, the pressure of tourism was having detrimental effects on the environment and the government agreed in 1973 to relocate accommodation facilities to a new site. It was not until 1979 that, in recognition of the existence of traditional Aboriginal owners of Uluru and Kata Tjuta, a national park was acknowledged. In 1983 Prime Minister Hawke announced the government's intention to grant ownership of the land back to the traditional owners.

 

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The Northern Territory / South Australia border on the Stuart Highway.  Image sourced from www.panoramio.com/photo/4971971

 

 

A road between two deserts – the Stuart Highway from South Australia.  Image sourced from http://happytoe.wordpress.com/

 

 

Erldunda Roadhouse & Caravan Park on the crossing of Stuart Hwy and Lasseter Hwy, NT.  Image sourced from www.panoramio.com/

 

 

 

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Lasseter Highway sign.  Image sourced from www.panoramio.com/photo/9122905

 

 

Mount Conner is a flat topped mountain sometimes mistaken by tourists for Uluru.  Image sourced from http://freeaussiestock.com/

 

 

Uluru and part of the Ayers Rock Resort, Northern Territory.  Image sourced from www.lasescapadas.com/

 

 

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Uluru up close.  Image sourced from http://picasaweb.google.com/acatcalledfrank/

 

 

Climbing Uluru is dangerous and scary! Several have died.  Image sourced from www.sacred-destinations.com/

 

 

Reaching the top of Uluru is a great achievement. But going down is the worst part!   Image sourced from http://picasaweb.google.com/bartvzon/

 

 

 

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Rain on the Rock at Uluru.  Image sourced from www.1000lonelyplaces.com/tourist-destination/

 

 

         

 

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The Ayers Rock Resort near Uluru, Northern Territory, Australia.  Images sourced from www.ayersrockresort.com.au/

 

 

Kata Tjuta (the Olgas), Northern Territory, Australia.  Image sourced from www.bergoiata.org/fe/Australie-paysages/

 

 

Kata Tjuta (the Olgas), Northern Territory, Australia.  Image sourced from www.jally.de/pages/wallpaper/

 

 

Kata Tjuta (the Olgas), Northern Territory, Australia.  Image sourced from www.avalook.com/

 

 

 

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has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,

to an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for you,

who are kept by the power of God through faith for salvation ready to be revealed in the last time... 

Though now you do not see Him*, yet believing, you rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory,

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Wild camel at Kata Tjuta (the Olgas), Northern Territory, Australia.  Image sourced from ??????

 

 

Docker River Kaltukatjara Aboriginal Community on the WA-NT border near Kata Tjuta (the Olgas), Northern Territory, Australia.

Restricted access to the community and mostly dirt roads.  Image sourced from www.nothinglikeaustralia.com/   

 

 

        

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Children from the Kaltukatjara Aboriginal Community, Northern Territory, Australia.

 

 

 

 

 

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