About Tjukurpa | Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park


Tjukurpa is the foundation of Anangu life and society. It has many complex but complementary meanings.

Tjukurpa refers to the creation period when ancestral beings created the world as we now know it.

Their marks are everywhere in the landscape....

Tjukurpa is also the law for relationships between people, plants, animals and the land.

It tells how to care for country.

It is the past, the present and the future.

Anangu stories, songs, art and ritual hold this knowledge.

It is a cultural obligation to pass on this knowledge to the right people.