Ochre has been collected from here for thousands of years by the local Aboriginal people for use in their ceremonies, dances and decorations, because of its wide range of colours. They were originally laid down horizontally but earth upheaval about 300 million years ago has made them vertical then erosion has split the layers to reveal the colours.
Colour Everywhere You Look September 27th 2014 We were a little later leaving than we’d meant to be as I needed to iron a couple of items before we left.
Our first stop was Simpson’s Gap, 25km out of Alice along the West Macdonnell Ranges. We parked the car and set off on the walk beside and along the river bed to the Gap. On the way, we passed an area of rocks piled up at the base of the mountain wall. A Ranger was just finishing his tal ... read more
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