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Rock of Ages
Hugh Bollinger

Rock of Ages

One of the most iconic symbols of Australia is the gigantic megalith known Ayers Rock or Uluru.

The singular rock was named by its European explorers for the administater of South Australia, Sir Henry Ayers but to the traditional people of the region it is Uluru. The structure is considerred a sacred location in their stories from the Dreamtime. The rock is a designated UNESCO World Heritage site and stands alone in central desert near the Outback town of Alice Springs.

It was photographed from space by NASA and the European Space Agency. WHB

                    Ayers Rock or Uluru near Alice Springs, Outback Australia  (credit: NASA/ESA)


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