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Uluru: Large sandstone isolated mount in Australia
Uluru, also known as Ayers Rock and officially gazetted as Uluru / Ayers Rock, is a large sandstone rock formation in the southern part of the Northern Territory in central Australia. It lies 335 km (208 mi) south west of the nearest large town, Alice Springs.

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One year since the Uluru climb closed, Traditional Owners are also marking another anniversary

Traditional Owners in the Northern Territory are on Monday marking 35 years since the land rights to Uluru were handed back, and this year there’s added significance with it being one year since..
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Aus aboriginal site named world's 3rd best place to see

aus aboriginal site named world's 3rd best place to see
Uluru or the Ayers Rock, the sacred Aboriginal site in Australia's Northern Territory (NT), was on Thursday named as the world's third-best places to see. The ranking was featured in the Lonely...
WorldNews - Published

Google removes Uluru virtual walk from Street View

Parks Australia had requested user-generated images from the sacred site be immediately removed.
BBC News - Published

'A dingo's got my baby!': NZ-born mum still cops abuse from strangers 40 years on

'a dingo's got my baby!': nz-born mum still cops abuse from strangers 40 years on
It has now been 40 years since New Zealand-born Lindy Chamberlain, her husband and young family went camping at Uluru.What happened that night, on August 17, 1980, has left her shaken to this day.Her..
New Zealand Herald - Published

Uluru community call for continued closure of airport to stop coronavirus spread

The community of Mutitjulu, inside the Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park, has written to state and federal governments to delay the 1 August reopening of a nearby airport due to fears of coronavirus..
SBS - Published

Uluru climb closure opens door for cultural tourism

A new plan for Uluru aims to see more tourists engaging in cultural activities in the wake of the climbing ban.
The Age - Published

The end of Uluru's long, quiet conflict which baffled both sides

Last Friday a long stand-off ended. A sign announced the Uluru climb was closed permanently. Tony Wright and Alex Ellinghausen were there to capture it.
The Age - Published

The Uluru climb ban is in effect, but new tourism opportunities could empower traditional owners

The Anangu community of Mutitjulu stands in stark contrast to the sleek tourism infrastructure in the neighbouring town of Yulara.
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Uluru closure a pyrrhic win for Indigenous exceptionalism

Our nation has mastered passing off symbolism as hope. Land rights, handovers, apologies, statements from the heart and now closing a rock.
The Age - Published

Not just Uluru: Traditional owners are fighting to ban climbing on other sites

Indigenous groups continue to push back against public access to sacred sites across the country in an effort to preserve areas of historical and spiritual importance.
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Morrison defends absence at Uluru events

The minister for indigenous Australians wants a united approach towards constitutional recognition and how a voice to parliament would work.
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'Can't be in two places at once': Scott Morrison defends Uluru absence

Labor politicians have questioned why the Prime Minister and the Indigenous Affairs Minister did not travel to Uluru on the weekend.
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Scott Morrison slammed for not attending Uluru closure celebrations

Labor politicians have questioned why the Prime Minister and the Indigenous Affairs Minister did not travel to Uluru on the weekend.
SBS - Published

Uluru's owners mark moment with rock stars

Anangu people have celebrated with non-indigenous people and rock stars to mark the end of the Uluru climb even if it's an uphill battle to improve their lot.
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SBS World News bulletin: 27/10/19

SBS News wraps-up all the national and international news including; IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi believed dead, Australia's most notorious serial killer Ivan Milat dies and Uluru traditional owners..
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Voices on the desert air praise the unchaining of Australia’s heart

In languages as old as time, song rose above the red dunes to celebrate the end of outsiders climbing Uluru.
The Age - Published

Uluru finds a new peace

The elders of the Anangu, owners of Uluru and vast tracts of country around, declared themselves satisfied, and spoke of a new beginning.
The Age - Published

Forget the 'slow-offs', these were the real last climbers on Uluru

In the end, a group of 15 men who had held out all day on the summit of Uluru competed in a weird "slow-off" to grab the title of the last climber on the rock. None of them achieved it.
The Age - Published

As Uluru rests for the first day in decades, traditional owners look to the future

The day after the Uluru climbing ban was finally introduced, traditional owners have marked the historic occasion by reflecting on their long fight for the rights to their homeland.
SBS - Published

New dawn for Uluru as climb closure ends decades of disrespect

new dawn for uluru as climb closure ends decades of disrespect
As the sun rose over Uluru this morning, on the first day since Anangu closed the climb , traditional owner Sammy Wilson said the rock would finally have a “well-earned rest”. Small groups of..
WorldNews - Published

Celebrations and tears from traditional owners as Uluru climb ban begins

The last of hundreds of visitors who flocked to Uluru to climb have returned to the ground allowing a permanent ban to come into force.
SBS - Published

Controversy in Australia as sacred indigenous site is closed to hikers

Uluru, the 1,140-foot monolith formerly known as Ayers Rock, in Australia's Northern Territory, is officially being closed to climbers after today. It is considered a sacred site to the area's..
CBS News - Published

Climbers scramble up Australia's sacred rock Uluru for the last time

Indigenous population has fought for years to keep people off the giant rock, and henceforth anyone trying to climb it faces a hefty fine
CBS News - Published

Traditional owners welcome Uluru climb ban after hundreds of tourists rush to scale sacred site for the last time

The last of hundreds of visitors who flocked to Uluru to climb have returned to the ground allowing a permanent ban to come into force.
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Australia's Uluru closes to climbers for good after decades-long fight

Australia's Uluru officially closed to climbers for good on Friday, although the last visitors to scale the sacred rock were allowed to stay until sunset, as a permanent ban takes effect after a..
Reuters - Published

Uluru rock climb officially closed after hundreds of tourists scale sacred site on final day

A permanent climbing ban came into force at 4pm Australian Central Time on Friday, after decades of campaigning by Uluru's traditional owners.
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The sacred Uluru rock climb has finally been closed

A permanent climbing ban is expected to come into force at 4pm Australian Central Time on Friday, after decades of campaigning by Uluru's traditional owners.
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Climbers rush to beat ban on Australia's rock Uluru

A climbing ban on a sacred site called Uluru marks indigenous Australians finding a new voice in national decision-making. (Oct. 25)  
USATODAY.com - Published

A ban on climbing Uluru is about to start

Uluru will be closed to climbers from this Saturday, ending a controversial chapter in the history of the sacred Aboriginal site.
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Australia's Uluru opens to climbers for last time ahead of ban

Hundreds of tourists clamored up Australia's Uluru on Friday, the day before a permanent ban on climbing the sacred rock takes effect following a decades-long fight by indigenous people to close the..
Reuters - Published

The sign facing everyone deciding to climb Uluru today: 'It’s sacred – please don’t climb'

A permanent climbing ban is expected to come into force at 4pm Australian Central Time on Friday, after decades of campaigning by Uluru's traditional owners.
SBS - Published

'A curse will fall on all of them': Despite wild weather, hundreds expected to climb Uluru in final hours before ban

A permanent climbing ban is expected to come into force at 4pm Australian Central Time on Friday, after decades of campaigning by Uluru's traditional owners.
SBS - Published

Time for respect: It's right to return rock to traditional owners

No, Pauline Hanson, you don't get it. A climbing ban at Uluru is not the same as closing Bondi Beach.
The Age - Published

Wild wind spoils climbers' party as clock ticks down to Uluru closure

Too hot on Thursday, too blowy on Friday - people wanting to take one last turn up the iconic monolith are being frustrated by the elements.
The Age - Published

Tourists line up to scale Australia's Uluru hours ahead of climb ban

Hundreds of tourists formed long queues to climb Australia's Uluru soon after dawn on Friday, the day before a permanent ban on the climb takes effect following a decades-long fight by indigenous..
Reuters - Published

Big numbers expected on final day of climbing at Uluru before 'going back to normal'

After the last climber comes down from Uluru on Friday workers will immediately begin removing all evidence anyone was ever allowed on the rock.
SBS - Published

Tourists climb Australia's Uluru before ban kicks in

These tourists could be some of the last to climb Australia's sacred Uluru, before a ban kicks in.
BBC News - Published

Uluru climbing ban: Tourists to scale sacred rock for final time

uluru climbing ban: tourists to scale sacred rock for final time
Huge crowds are expected to scramble up Australia's Uluru on Friday before a ban on the climb...
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Jayson from Vegas flies in for final hike up 'symbol of all Australia'

US globetrotter Jayson Dudas wants to be one of the last people to conquer the ancient monolith he still insists on calling Ayers Rock.
The Age - Published

A controversial chapter in Uluru's long history will close this weekend for good

It's the most iconic natural landform in Australia, sacred to the Anangu people and admired by tourists from around the world, but after a highly-charged debate, Uluru will be closed to climbers from..
SBS - Published

Uluru ban: What do locals think of the final rush to climb?

Tourists are scrambling to climb Australia's rock before it is closed to respect Aboriginal wishes.
BBC News - Published

Don't silence our Voice, minister: Uluru leaders condemn backward step

After years of building consensus for a Voice to Parliament, Indigenous leaders say Aboriginal minister Ken Wyatt is backtracking on First Australians' hopes.
The Age - Published

A 12-year-old girl is lucky to be alive after falling 20m while climbing Uluru

The incident comes less than two weeks before a ban preventing people from climbing the sacred landmark comes into force.
SBS - Published

Outrage as visitors crowd Uluru in final weeks before climb ban

A photo showing the path up Uluru clogged with climbers - just weeks before a ban to climb it comes into force - has outraged many Australians.
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Pauline Hanson's Uluru warning dismissed by NT government

Uluru will enjoy strong tourist numbers into the future, NT Tourism Minister Lauren Moss says, after Pauline Hanson's call for a lifting on the climbing ban.
SBS - Published

NT govt dismisses Hanson's Uluru warning

Uluru will enjoy strong tourist numbers into the future, NT Tourism Minister Lauren Moss says, after Pauline Hanson's call for a lifting on the climbing ban.
SBS - Published



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