This park, formerly called Uluru (Ayers Rock – Mount Olga) National Park, features spectacular geological formations that dominate the vast red sandy plain of central Australia. Uluru, an immense monolith, and Kata Tjuta, the rock domes located west of Uluru, form part of the traditional belief system of one of the oldest human societies in the world. The traditional owners of Uluru-Kata Tjuta are the Anangu Aboriginal people.
Yulara is a town near the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in the south of the Northern Territory, Australia. Yulara, also known as Ayers Rock Resort, is a service town for Uluru, acting as an accommodation base for visitors to the park. It was constructed in the 1980s and is just outside the national park boundaries. In 2010 the resort was purchased by the Indigenous Land Council who plan to have 50% of the Resorts workforce made up of Indigenous people by 2018. Most people at Yulara would stay one or two nights, and many are on tours. Finding people…[read more]
Mutitjulu is an Indigenous Australian community in the Northern Territory of Australia located at the eastern end of Uluru. It is named after a knee-shaped water-filled rock hole at the base of Uluru, and is located in the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Its people are traditional owners and joint managers of the park with Parks Australia. At the 2011 census, Mutitjulu had a population of 296, of which 218 were Aboriginal. The majority of the Anangu are Pitjantjatjara but there are also associated Yankunytjatjara, Luritja and Ngaanyatjarra people with the languages spoken being Pitjantjatjara, Luritja and Yankunytjatjara. [read more]
Kaltukatjara (Docker River) is a remote Indigenous Australian community in the Northern Territory of Australia. It is southwest of Alice Springs, west of the Stuart Highway, near the Western Australia and Northern Territory border. At the 2006 census, Kaltukatjara had a population of 355. The community is also known as Docker River, which is the European name for the township. It is on a wadi called the Docker Creek on the north side of the west end of the Petermann Ranges in the southwest corner of Northern Territory in Australia. A permanent settlement at “Docker River” was established in 1968…[read more]