Aboriginal Perspective of Uluru
How was Uluru formed?
Uluru's dreamtime perspective
What and where is Uluru?
How was the name formed?
The Pitjantjatjara people call the landmark Uluru.This word has no further particular meaning in the Pitjantjatjara language, although it is used as a local family name by the senior Traditional Owners of Uluru. On 19 July 1873, the surveyor William Gosse sighted the landmark and named it Ayers Rock in honour of the then Chief Secretary of South Australia, Sir Henry Ayers. Since then, both names have been used.