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Oceania » Australia » Northern Territory » Uluru September 14th 2013

Towards the end of the day, after singing with the Mutitjulu children at Uluru, the groups returned to the Mutitjulu Community Centre for basketball, football (AFL), a tasty barbecue and a roaring bonfire. The crew began preparing the celebratory feast by cooking up 20 trays of sausages, a mountain of fillets of chicken and buttering 20 loaves of bread. As the smell of food wafted through the air, the whole the Mutitjulu Community descended, including grandparents, parents, uncles, aunties, siblings and cousins of the children gathered to share in this wonderful festivity. Before the serving of dinner the Redlands and Mutitjulu children sang for everyone present as a celebration of the achievements of the day. The boding experiences for all the children was uniquely special as they shared stories, played games and sang together. The evening ... read more

Oceania » Australia » Northern Territory » Uluru September 13th 2013

Sunset Car Park - Pre-filming rehearsal. Talking through the correct of words in Pitinjara language. Local traditional elder 'Aunty' Alison Hunter provides feedback on interpretation and correct pronunciation.... read more

Oceania » Australia » Northern Territory » Uluru September 13th 2013

Students share their song with spectators and traditional elder 'Aunty' Alison Hunter. The Mutitjulu children have just return from a trip to Alice Springs and are spending the afternoon re-grouping with their family. The Redlands and Mutitjulu children will meet for the first rehearsal and BBQ tomorrow afternoon.... read more

Oceania » Australia » Northern Territory » Uluru August 26th 2013

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Oceania » Australia » Northern Territory » Uluru August 26th 2013

Curtin Springs to Uluru Sunday 25 August Definitely a cold morning, we didn't get up until 7.30, Andy got the kettle on and I started to prepare the inside of Gypsy for our departure. We had a quick bacon and egg sandwich and finished packing up. It looks like Emu had some fun in the night, we think she must have walked into the poles of our awning, they had moved and the guide ropes had gone saggy, poor thing must have wondered what was in her path. She looks old but quite content hanging around the campers. We were on the road at 8.52, we seem to be much improved on our start times, I remember our last trip, most often we were not on the road until nearly 10am with all the packing up ... read more
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Oceania » Australia » Northern Territory » Uluru July 16th 2013

Day 7 - We were going to go to the big park but Mum was scared as there were group of men there. Day 8 - We went to this kind of Museum, it had bones, skulls and animals and we went to this plane thing and there was a competition who could draw the best plane. Day 9 - We left Alice Springs and stopped at Standley Chasm, Ellery big hole Ormiston Gorge and we camped the Finke River, we sat around the fire with Marshmallows. Day 10 - We woke up and there were Dingo tracks everywhere, we got to Kings Canyon and me and William kicked the footy. Day 11 - We did a big, big walk and we went on a helicopter ride and I got a bit dizzy. Day 12 - ... read more
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Oceania » Australia » Northern Territory » Uluru July 16th 2013

Hi All, We left Alice Springs and went to Standley Chasm, then we went to Ellery Creek Big Hole, which was skimming rocks. Then we went to our camp site on the Finke River, we skimmed more rocks! There were heaps of fly's there!!!!! Then we drove around the Mereenie Loop Rd and we needed a permit as we were on Aboriginal Land. The next night we stayed at Kings Canyon Resort and Dad organised a Helicopter flight for me, Henry and Mum. We also walked around the bottom of the Canyon. Next stop was Yulara to see Uluru and the Olgas, which we saw today. I was puffed out after walking around all of them. I also bought a lizard today. Until next time.... read more
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Oceania » Australia » Northern Territory » Uluru July 15th 2013

The 4th and final part of an incredible outback experience. Day 5 This morning we said goodbye to our tour guide Shelley. The rest of the trip was provided by a second company, so we all piled onto a new bus and met 21 new people. The day involved a lot of driving. We stopped at a cattle station for a toilet stop and the station was the size of Luxembourg. How mad is that?! It needs to be that big as there's not much grass round the area, so each cow needs over an acre to be able to find enough food to graze on. We made it to the campsite. We cooked burgers for lunch before heading out to Kata-tjuta national park. It's a huge red rock formation close to Uluru. It was truly ... read more
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Oceania » Australia » Northern Territory » Uluru July 7th 2013

Uluru, Northern Territory, 7 juillet Toute cette route dans les arides et plates étendues a pris son sens aujourd'hui... Je l'avais lu quelque part, mais il n'est que trop vrai que la vue de ce monolithe de grès rouge émergeant de la plaine vous fascine tout de suite et la magie opère immédiatement. Après installation au «resort» (vaste complexe comprenant camping, hôtel, restaurants et tout le tralala), je me précipitai et escaladai le rocher. Je sais, les aborigènes nous prient de respecter le côté sacré des lieux mais, comme des milliers de touristes, je n'ai pu résister... La montée est abrupte mais les émotions qui m'envahirent tout au long de cette entreprise resteront en moi à jamais. L'effort fut récompensé par la vue depuis le sommet, certes, mais aussi par ce sentiment très intense de réaliser ... read more
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Oceania » Australia » Northern Territory » Uluru May 8th 2013

Hello from red dirt central, The last 10 days we have been doing the gaps, gorges, chasms, canyons, holes and rocks out from Alice. We restocked all supplies including a necessary brake repair to our Prado, which saw it in the shop for a few days which made for some creative transport options as Julie and Craig have removed their back seats and we didn't have a spare bike helmet, but we managed and we left Alice with new supplies all round. We then headed west stopping by Simpsons Gap, Ellery Big Hole (water hole) Stanley Chasm, Serpentine Gorge before pitching camp at Glen Helen Gorge, which has a lodge, pool, bar and petrol as well as camping facilities. We make ourselv... read more




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