Uluru

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U·lu·ru

 (o͞o′lo͞o′ro͞o′)
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Uluru

(ˌuːləˈruː)
n
(Placename) a large isolated desert rock, sometimes described as the world's largest monolith, in the Northern Territory of Australia: sacred to local Aboriginal people. Height: 330m (1100 ft). Base circumference: 9 km (5.6 miles). Also called: Ayers Rock
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Azaria Chamberlain was just nine weeks old when she disappeared on August 17, 1980, from a camping ground near Ayer's Rock, also known as Uluru, one of the main tourist attractions in Australia's outback.
Meirion Llywelyn, group spokesman, said, "As a keen hill walker I heard about the Aborigineswhoare fighting for the world-famous Ayer's Rock to be referred to by the local Aborigine name, Uluru.
An Aboriginal town may ban tourists from scaling the giant red rock in Australia's Outback known as Ulu-ru, or Ayer's Rock, in protest at a government crackdown on child abuse.
Ayer's Rock (or Uluru, above) is a landmark in which Australian state?
Longitude 131, where guests bed down in five-star safari tents beneath the desert stars close to Uluru (Ayer's Rock)
Ravesi's, a sleek Sydney boutique hotel that's now a top Bondi Beach style icon Longitude 131, where guests bed down in five-star safari tents beneath the desert stars close to Uluru (Ayer's Rock)
At the Olgas, 50 kilometres west of Ayer's Rock, notices on the road to Perth warn there is no filling station for over a thousand kilometres.
Next time I go I'd like to hire a motorbike to see Uluruu (Ayer's Rock) and also the Blue Mountains.