Chronology of the establishment of Uluru–Kata Tjuta National Park
The table in the reading below shows the progression of events over many years, from the late 1800s to the time preceding the establishment of Uluru–Kata Tjuta National Park.
While you are not expected to know all the dates, you should know about some of the more significant dates as guides are are commonly asked about these. The most frequenty asked questions would relate to:
- dates of arrival of explorers, and the decades in which other Europeans started to influence Anangu
- proclamation of the Park and subsequent changes of names
- the date of ‘hand back’, and the events leading up to this
- the dates of the two World Heritage listings, and what they were for.
The further readings in the right-hand column are suggested for those who have the time and interest in pursuing added knowledge about this topic.
ANEC Biplane Lovebird VH-UGF at Ayers Rock, NT 1930 nla.pic-vn3722979-v.jpg