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Repost due to my old account carking it and not displaying any of my old threads. Pics from ground level will be in another thread soon. Hope you enjoy
yo..these photos are
i am curious on it's place throughout the stages of Australian History..i was told by a local from Perth that before 'whitey' came to the island that there were @ 200 'countries' or 'tribes' , spread throughout the entire continent and that the biggest unifying factor between them was worshipping Uluru as sort of its own deity, or i.e. the 201st 'country' where only Uluru can reside.
and these days it's a designated National Park - but is it the case that people climb all over it?
can you elaborate on any of this @Sole Survivor ?
Ive never really been into the whole backgound of the Aborigines/Aboriginals (aka Abo which is pronounced "Ab o") (be careful using the word "abo" around them, they will take it as a sign of disrespect) Yes it is a national park. And yes Uluru is a "sacred site" to the aboriginals. They do have a settlement inside the park i believe but that is for the aboriginals only. No tourists are allowed into that settlement under any circumstances. There is no camping allowed inside the national park but there is a little "tourist town" of sorts outside the park with a couple swank hotels, a caravan park, cafes, restrurants, souvenir shops, a petrol station and a little supermarket, plus a small airport. When i was there last year you could climb it still. But they would close it off after 11am because it would just get to hot. I didnt do the climb but have been told it is quite hard. There is also talk about banning people completely from climbing (the aboriginals dont like it) but i have not heard anything since