Australia to Ban Climbing on Uluru, Landmark of the Outback 1 234 567

Australia to Ban Climbing on Uluru, Landmark of the Outback

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Australia's most famous rock — the monolith known as Uluru — will be closed to hikers and climbers starting in 2019, after years of campaigning by the aboriginal peoples of the area who consider it a sacred spot.The Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park Board, made up of aboriginal owners and National Park representatives, announced the decision Wednesday.The closure will take place on a significant date: Oct. 26, 2019, the anniversary of the 1985 handover of the rock from the...

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