Ayres Rock, Northern Territory, Australia, photographs, travel.


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AYRES ROCK


Ayres Rock is located about 400 km SW of Alice Springs, NT, in central Australia.
It is a sandstone formation some 350 metres tall and about 9.5 km in circumference.
Ayres Rock was named by Ernest Giles, the Explorer who first sighted it in 1872. He named it after Sir Henry Giles, the South Australian Premier at the time.
In 1995 the name of the national park “Ayers Rock–Mount Olga National Park” was changed to “Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park”.
This change in name was to acknowledge and show respect for the Anangu people and, particularly, their ownership of and relationship to the area.
Today the rock is known as Uluru.






Monument at the top of Ayres Rock, NT - 1990
(Photo © Bill Chartres 1990)


Ayres Rock - 1990
(Photo © Bill Chartres 1990)


Bill Chartres, signing visitors book at the top of Ayres Rock, NT - 1990
(Photo © Bill Chartres 1990)


Climbing Ayres Rock NT - 1990
(Photo © Bill Chartres 1990)


Climbing Ayres Rock NT - 1990
(Photo © Bill Chartres 1990)


Peg & Jason Chartres
On top of Ayres Rock NT - 1990
(Photo © Bill Chartres 1990)


Ayres Rock NT - 1990
(Photo © Bill Chartres 1990)


Bill & Peg Chartres
On top of Ayres Rock NT - 1990
(Photo © Bill Chartres 1990)


View from the top of top of Ayres Rock NT - 1990

(Photo © Bill Chartres 1990)


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