Uluru - the real story

by John
(Brisbane)

What you say about the traditional owners forbidding the climb is interesting...

We did a private cultural base tour with a local member and she explained to us that they don't prohibit the climb but rather do not recommend it because they're worried for your safety. However, she said they don't object so long as you just bear in mind the dangers and be sensible. She also said the government are the ones who are promoting this message as something the local aboriginals have insisted on.

So... I heard that directly from the tour guide who is an indigenous local from the traditional owners tribe. I'd believe her over Australian government statements any day. Furthermore they said Uluru isn't their name for the rock. It's the name of the water hole on top. The real traditional name is Pulli (not sure how to spell it but that's how she said it).

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