FKN FINALLY: People Will No Longer Be Allowed To Climb Uluru
After decades of controversy and debate over the sacred site being used as a "theme park", the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park board unanimously voted to ban climbing the Indigenous landmark.
"After much discussion, we've decided it's time," Chairman and senior traditional owner Sammy Wilson said in a statement. "Some people in tourism and government for example might have been saying we need to keep it open but it's not their law that lies in this land. The Government needs to respect what we are saying about our culture in the same way it expects us to abide by its laws."
Excellent. You don't need to climb Uluru to feel awed by it. Heartening that 84 per cent of visitors do not climb https://t.co/9Dp2dvkKon
— Ellen-Maree Elliot (@emelleiot) November 1, 2017
— NITV (@NITV) November 1, 2017
After consulting with the local Anangu community the ban will start on October 26, 2019, which is the 34th anniversary celebrating Uluru's return to its traditional owners.
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