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Sacred places | Kata Tjuta


Kata Tjuta means 'many heads', it is a stunning rock formation in the southern part of the Northern Territory made up of 36 enormous domes. They cover an area of 21.68 km2 and the highest point is 546 metres tall, which is 198 m higher than Uluru (Ayers rock)!


A scared place for 'Anangu'

The Pitjantjatjara Aborigines, who call themselves ‘Anangu’ (meaning people), habit in this part of Australia. They live mostly in the northwest of South Australia and just across the border of the Northern Territory. There are about 4,000 Anangu living in small communities across their traditional lands. Aborigines have largely given up a nomadic hunting and gathering lifestyle, but have retained many of their languages and much of their ancient culture. Their land is an inseparable part of their identity, and every part of it is rich with stories and meaning: They believe the great rocks of Kata Tjuta are home to spirit energy from the 'Dreaming' and this makes it a sacred place