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‘Respect is given’: Australia closes climb on sacred Uluru

Indigenous Australians watch tourists make last climbs after years of asking for closure

Australian Indigenous traditional owners have watched tourists climb over their sacred rock Uluru for the final time after years of pleading for people to respect their culture and only walk around the base.

At 4pm on Friday, Parks Australia closed the climb permanently, 34 years after the government officially returned the site to its traditional Anangu owners.

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