|Carolyn and her son took some walks
around the geographical and cultural centre of Australia ULURU. The traditional
owners, the Anangu, do not like people using the path climbing Ayer's Rock
as this follows a sacred trail.
There are peaceful shady waterholes at its base and rock overhangs that were once Aboriginal homes in wet weather. Her Aboriginal guide, invited them into this home - showed Carolyn some wild foods, told them about how the children would have been put to bed with a story illustrated on the rock by ochre paint or in the heavens by the stars.
She showed them the TJUKURPA (Aboriginal law or dreaming
story) of the Kuniya woman that is part of the rock itself, the marks here
where she came down, here where she struck the Liru man. Much of it is
still passed down orally and of course the best way to learn is hands on.
Their guide was accompanied by her daughter and 7 yo grandaughter.