Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia

Uluru's Iconic Red Rock   -  Copyright - Yifei Wu

Uluru’s Iconic Red Rock – Copyright,  Yifei Wu

Uluru is one of the world’s most iconic natural sacred sites. It has been added to the UNESCO World Heritage List of Sites. The site is sacred to the Anangu people of Australia who also co-manage the site and give guided tours of areas accessible to visitors. Uluru is central to the Anangu’s Creation Time or Tjukurpa. It is a place that embodies core values of their culture and is associated with numerous totemic ancestors.

Uluru Pictographs -- Copyright Yifei Wu

Uluru Pictographs — Copyright, Yifei Wu

These pictographs are used to teach values and history to children by women. The concentric circles refer to places and the “C” shaped pictograph – on the right site of the panel – refers to a person. The hand-prints were made by ancestors.

The pictographs used to be in better condition, but, early visitors to the site would splash water on them in order to see them more clearly and this has eroded the images.

Uluru Cave -- Copyright -- Yifei Wu

Uluru Cave — Copyright, Yifei Wu

Anangu believe all of Uluru’s natural features were made by their ancestors.

Uluru at Sunrise -- Copyright  -- Yifei Wu

Uluru At Sunrise– Copyright, Yifei Wu

 

 

 

 

 

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