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Information about Uluru

Published on March 4, 2014

Author: JashiurJabbar

Source: slideshare.net


Uluru - Australia

ULURU / AYERS ROCK Australia’s best-known natural landmark Presented by: NAIMAH QOUCER Level-3 Student Navitas English

Introduction: • • • • • • • Uluru means ‘Earth Mother’ Sacred place to the Aborigines i.e. Anangu Uluru - Aboriginal and official Name Ayers Rock - Name given by European explorers Location - central Australia (State: Northern Territory) Opening Hours - Daylight hours, including sunrise and sunset Cost - Free

History of Uluru: • • • • • Created over about 600 million years Aborigines have been in the area for the last 10,000 years The Indigenous people own the land Australian government holds a 99 year lease since 1985 Currently operated as a national park

Aboriginal Myth: Two ancient tribes were invited to a feast in the area of Uluru and followed by a great battle where it ended in the deaths of the leaders of both tribes. The earth itself rose up in grief at the bloodshed and this is Uluru.

Area of Uluru: • • • • 3.6 kms long and 1.9 kms wide circumference of 9.4 kms. The climb to the top is 1.6 kms The summit is generally flat

Getting there… • • • • Colors changing of the rock - Sunset / Sunrise Photography Rock art - boomerangs, human beings, waterholes and symbols Base Walk - around the perimeter of Uluru is 9.4 km long Making the Climb – Approx. 1 hour

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