Aboriginal Perspective of Uluru

How was Uluru formed?

Uluru's dreamtime perspective

The world was onced believed to be a featureless place until 10 aboriginal ancestors of the Anangu, which means "human being", emerged from the void and journeyed across the land, creating all living species, the features of the desert landscape and land features like Uluru and the ones we have today.

What and where is Uluru?

Uluru also known as Ayers Rock, is a large sandstone rock formation in the southern part of the nothern territory, central Australia. It lies 335 km south west of the nearest large town, Alice Springs, 450 km by road.

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.

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