National Geographic : 1946 Jan
© National Geographic Society Kodachrome byC.P.Mountford In a Sacred Cave for Men Only, a Native Who "Owns" Ayers Rock Tells the Ancient Story ofItsCreation The aborigines "possess" certain land areas, and all legends connected with a native's land are his personal possessions. No oneelsemay repeat these sacrosanct stories. The family of the man on the right has owned Ayers Rock for generations. The cave is associated with theinitiation rituals ofaboriginal youth.