Man charged for climbing Uluru

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An Australian man who illegally climbed Uluru has become the first person to be convicted since climbing the sacred rock was banned in 2019.

Simon Day was found guilty on two charges, walking or riding on a Commonwealth reserve and entering a restricted or prohibited area – in Alice Springs Local Court.

The 44-year-old Victorian man was also fined A$2500.

Uluru has great spiritual significance to Anangu and is a significant part of Tjukurpa (customary law).

In 2017 the board of the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park voted unanimously to disallow climbing because of the spiritual significance of the site.

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