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Title: Ayers Rock


1
Ayers Rock
By Matt Corrigan
2
Ayers Rock - History
  • Ayers Rock (also known as Uluru or The Rock) is a
    large rock formation in central Australia.
  • Ernest Giles an explorer who discovered the rock
    in 1872 described it as "the remarkable pebble".
  • Ayers Rock was named for the Premier of South
    Australia at the time, Sir Henry Ayers.

3
Geography
  • Ayers Rock is about 318m high and 8km around.
  • The rock also extends 2.5km into the earth.
  • It is made up of arkose (course-grained
    sandstone) which is mostly Feldspar.
  • Ayers Rock can change color, from blue, violet to
    red. Depending on the atmospheric conditions and
    the time of day.

4
Location
  • Ayers Rock (Ulura) is located in the centre of
    Australia's Northern Territory, in Uluru-Kata
    Tjuta National Park.

5
Mythical History
  • Aboriginal people believe that the rock is
    hollow beneath the ground and there is an energy
    source called the Tjukurpa, which means
    Dreamtime. There are many paintings in several
    caves that represent this, thousands of years
    old. Some areas of the rock are sacred and are
    clearly marked, so the Anangu people request that
    people do not take pictures or enter these areas.

6
Visiting Ayers
  • Visitors can take the tough 1.6km hike to the top
  • You can get an aboriginal guide and learn about
    the legends and the Uluru People
  • There are resorts and hotels very near Ayers Rock
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