Early morning catches the bark of a ghost gum and the domes of Kata Tjuta in full splendour. I had the permission of local Aboriginal elders to photograph here, and it was out of respect for their traditional beliefs that I purposely included more than just one of Kata Tjuta’s domes in the composition. But this was back in the days before bureaucrats began over-regulating this national park. Nowadays, ninety-five percent of the Kata Tjuta area, including the location pictured here.
Wallace HutBACK Falls Creek, Victoria, Australia PREVIOUS < Wallace’s Hut near Falls Creek is the oldest hut in Victoria’s Alpine National Park. It was built by the three Wallace brothers, Arthur, William and Stewart, who arrived as small boys in Melbourne from Ireland in 1869. Now used by hikers and cross country skiers for emergency shelter, it’s not exactly the height of luxury.