THE DREAMING Before the Dreamtime there was nothing. The Earth was flat and lifeless; no stars glittered in the sky. The universe was dark and silent. The Ancestors lay sleeping, deep in the ground where they had passed the ages. But the Ancestors were restless; their long sleep was nearing its end. On the first […]
West of Alice Springs, the western section of the MacDonnell Ranges rises in a series of parallel red ridges, stretched out across the wide, horizontal landscape of Central Australia. Known as Tjoritja by the local Arrernte people, the ranges run from Heavitree Gap, at Alice Springs, to beyond the distant heights of Mount Zeil, the highest peak in the range.