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15. Camel string at Ayers Rock
Title : 15. Camel string at Ayers Rock 15. Camel string at Ayers Rock
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Creator : Mountford, Charles P. (Charles Pearcy), 1890-1976, photographer
Source : PRG 1218/34/37
Date of creation : 1935
Format : Photograph
Dimensions : 60 x 60 mm
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Description :

Unloading supplies from a camel string at Maggie Springs, near Ayers Rock (Uluru).

During their travels, the Board of Enquiry party camped at Maggie Springs (Mutitjulu water hole), on the southern side of Ayers Rock. Mountford comments that their bunks were only a short distance from a wall of the rock rising over 900 feet high. At night Mountford visited some of the caves to view paintings, an experience that piqued his curiosity and influenced his wish to learn more about the Aboriginal people who revered Uluru, and their spirituality.

Mountford's ashes were scattered at this place, as per the terms of his will.

Related names :

Mountford, Charles P, (Charles Pearcy), 1890-1976

Commonwealth Board of Enquiry into the alleged ill-treatment of Aborigines near Ayers Rock, 1935

Coverage year : 1935
Period : 1927-1939
Place : Central Australia
Region : Northern Territory
Further reading :

Lamshed, Max, 'Monty' : the biography of C.P. Mountford, [Adelaide] : Rigby, 1972

Mountford, Charles P., Manuscript diary, Journey to Ayers Rock, 1935, PRG 1218/5/3

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