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Kata Tjuta

Uluru and Kata Tjuta

November 10th 2010
Woke early to have breakfast and head out to the rock for a guided tour of the Malu walk. Malu is the totem - animal - for the Anangu people, which is the rufus rock wallaby. Unfortunately it is now extinct in the area due to a massive bush fire in 1974 and the feral cat. Learned an amazing amount about the rock today - sedimentary layers are actually now vertical not horizontal, as they would ... read more
Oceania » Australia » Northern Territory » Ayers Rock

Australian Flag Aboriginal settlers arrived on the continent from Southeast Asia about 40,000 years before the first Europeans began exploration in the 17th century. No formal territorial claims were made until 1770, when Capt. James COOK took possession in the name... ... read more
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