People Should Be Allowed To Climb Uluru

by Anonymous

Those in favour of climbing Uluru, will have the opportunity to examine the nartural and cultural beauty of this great sandstone monolithe. Uluru is now very popular and one of the top sites to see, bringing many tourists to advance it. With many tourists exploring these wonderful places, other people around the world will understand many unique and distinctive cultures. Also, thousands of tourists coming to Uluru will be benefical for the government and there will be better facilities in that area.

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Too True
by: Anonymous

It should be a choice. The rock was declared world heritage staus based on its geology. Then seven years later culture was added.

Climbing Uluru
by: Anonymous

It is a shame that people can't climb Uluru because it is one of the best land marks in Australia.

by: Anonymous

I think that we should be able to climb Uluru because it is one of the best known landmarks in Australia.

Uluru is significant for all Australians
by: Anonymous

Uluru is a significant cultural landmark not just for the local Anangu tribe but for all Australians that cherish the length and breadth of this big brown land. While I am happy to acknowledge that Aboriginal culture inhabited this country first, they emigrated all those years ago from another location on this earth, the middle-east. I happily accept that Uluru is a sacred location to the Anangu, Uluru was around long before their arrival. Keep in mind that the first Anangu elder to take control of Uluru, Paddy Uluru, in 1973 said, "If tourists are stupid enough to climb the Rock, they’re welcome to it" and, "The physical act of climbing was of no cultural interest". If the original Anangu owner of Uluru had no issues with people climbing, why is it any different today? The climb should remain, it should be celebrated and maintained and government should honour Section 17 of the original lease agreement. Besides, keeping the climb open will continue the economic inflow for the Anangu tribe.

by: Anonymous

Anyone who says that it should be a choice or we should climb Uluru is just STUPID!!

by: Meaw

Uluru is one of the great things about Australia, people should be allowed to explore it.

Please keep the climb.
by: John

I have just returned with my family and climbed the rock. It has meaning for me as I climbed it with my now deceased parents 37 years ago. While at Ayres Rock we did everything - bike rides, camel rides, dinner under the stars, the cultural center etc. There were hundreds at any one time climbing the rock. For me, my wife and my children, the climb was the highlight. It was hard and challenging and an accomplishment.

It is a natural formation. It is wonderful that the aboriginals see spiritual significance in the rock, but it is not a church that was man made and is privately owned. People can climb to the top of St Peters cathedral if they want. We must be able to move forward with reconciliation and share and respect each other. We must keep the climb, but do more to respect the indigenous population. We also require a fee to climb to make sure there is the ability to fine those who litter.

Please keep the climb for future generations.

Please email the tourism ministers both federally and in the NT.

by: Anonymous Mouse

just don't! its so disrespectful and you can still walk around the rock or go on a segway tour

yeeyee NEW
by: Anonymous

I dont think we should climb it. Imagine some stranger climbing your grandmas house and leaving human waste there where she would tell you stories and you would have a jolly old time. It ain’t fun

We should climb NEW
by: Anonymous

I live in Alice Springs and people here will claim something is cultural and sacred if they shit it out in the toilet. I don’t mean to be disrespectful or so blunt but that’s the reality of indigenous culture - it’s a beautiful culture but it’s super inconsistent and they contradict themselves all the time. If something is sacred than it should have been established as a sacred sight since it’s origins, however we can basically access that because of the tourism aspect and the light that has been placed on the Rock along with its rarity, that some people have now decided to tell everyone that Uluru is a sacred place. Don’t close the rock it isn’t sacred. Not everything is sacred.

We should be allowed to climb. NEW
by: Wally

This monolith predates indigenous settlement of Australia, it predates humanity, predates the mammals and it even predates the dinosaurs. I think we should all be allowed to climb Uluru.

The ban shows how exclusive indigenous culture really is. Next thing they be telling us that we can't take pictures of Uluru.

Uluru climb is fantastic NEW
by: Anonymous

Uluru belongs to all Australians and we all should be able to climb it. I did in June 2019. A stunning jewel of a place with a spectacular not to be missed view from the top.
‘Just don’t climb it’ comments below are pretty arrogant.
Uluru was here long before aboriginal people first migrated to Australia. Uluru for ALL Australians!

People should be allowed to climb Ayers Rock NEW
by: Marion

I climbed Ayers Rock back in the Nineties and it was a rewarding experience that I will never forget. Ayers Rock was in situ BEFORE the arrival of any ethnic group and as such it should not belong to anyone but have National Park status. It might well have cultural value to one group but it also has geological and general interest value to another. I can't help feeling that apologists and activists have leaned on the powers-that-be to ban climbing because one particular group says that it has cultural value, while ignoring the value that it has for people who are interested in the academic sense. People should be allowed to climb the Rock. It is sad indeed that this chance will be denied to people in future.

Respect NEW
by: Peter

Show some respect for the wishes of the indigenous and don’t climb it.

ms NEW
by: dimsie maitland

I think we should be allowed to climb uluru.Of course people should be fined if they leave their rubbish behind

All Aussies should be allowed to climb NEW
by: Storm Ayers rock, they can't stop us all

All Aussies deserve the right to climb the rock, every Australian has a historical link to this area and should be able to experience what their country has to offer.

Respect NEW
by: Anonymous

I don't understand why people are unable to comprehend why it is disrespectful to climb Uluru. Sure, us white Australians are interested in Uluru, but it does not even begin to compare to the cultural significance it has to the Aboriginal people. Keep in mind that our ancestors stole their land, stole an entire generation and killed thousands upon thousands of their people. Additionally, Aboriginals were only given rights to vote in the 1960s; why were they not able to have a say in the future of their own country?

Just because you cannot climb Uluru, does not mean you can not appreciate it and see it in person. Many white people complain about the benefits Indigenous Australians are granted yet do not recognise the racism which continues. The least you could do is not climb their traditional landmark - how would you like it if someone climbed your church with no respect?

Only if ... NEW

Only if your white British convicts treated aboriginal people humans, Uluru would have been for everyone to climb.

Ignorance NEW
by: Anonymous

The ignorance of people annoys me about the rock, the genuine aboriginal people have specifically said they don’t care and yet somebody has made it a "you shouldn’t do it". As long as they are respectful of the areas which do hold significance why don’t they just leave it open. We are going to lose a lot of revenue in the outback due to this closure. I personally will not bother going back, the thrill of climbing it with my kids is no longer available.

Should be available to all NEW
by: Brett

I agree with those who say it pre-dates people, and so cannot belong to any one group of people.

It is geology and not a constructed building.

My sons climbed it a few years ago,just as they have climbed other mountains around the world. Uluru is no different to these.

My wife and I walked around the bottom, but even that was spoilt to some extent as we were told we could not take photographs of some parts of the base of the rock for so called spiritual reasons.

No just no NEW
by: Rap Attack

You white people are so disrespectful. Just stop with your dominance of all things and black/brown folks. Just respect our land

Yes, yes yes! NEW
by: Anonymous

People should be allowed to climb it, just like
other sacred sites are accessible!

Only recently disrespectful NEW
by: Anonymous

This concept of it being disrespectful to climb the rock is a recent construct. It would be enjoyed by everyone if people did support the idea that it is a taboo thing to do. Such a shame because it really was a great thing to do for millions of people to do. Now a select have been conditioned to take satisfaction in it being forbidden. Such a pointless shame

no NEW
by: Anonymous

We shouldn't climb Uluru because its a sacred place to the Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islanders and its also an amazing place like yes you might want to climb Uluru but you erode the rocks and you could die by falling off it or dehydration. So in other words DONT CLIMB ULURU!!!

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