This hill is a special place to the Aboriginals, its name means ‘Corkwood story’. The story is about a woman who avoids the company of men.
The Arrernte tribal name for ANZAC Hill is Atnelkentyarliweke, although it is now recognised with official signage on the hill as Untyeyetwelye (also known under the spelling Untyeye-artwilye). The name is derived from two words meaning ‘corkwood’ and ‘story’.
Untyeyetwelye has association with a rock in the Todd River bed that is linked to the Caterpillar Dreaming (ancestral beings that include three species of caterpillars), the wild dog puppies and the journey of two sisters whose dreaming trail extend some 100’s of kilometres from South Australia.
The hill is the site of the ‘ANZAC Hill War Memorial’, that commemorates the sacrifice of our men and women during the wars. More information can be had about the contribution of our soldiers from the region in the RSL Club War Museum, which is acknowledged as having one of the most significant collections of war memorabilia in Australia, dating from circa 1854 to the Timor conflict.
The hill is also a popular place for tourist from which to get a birds eye view of Alice Springs, the MacDonnell Ranges, Heavitree Gap and the surrounding region. It’s near central location in town makes for an easy place to get to or you can walk up the hill via the ‘Lions Walk’.
Anzac Hill / Untyeyetwelye
– is a special place for both the Aboriginals and to commemorate the sacrifices of our men and women during the wars.
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