Aileron

The Big Man Walk, Aileron.

About 130km North of Alice Springs we came across the magical little town of Aileron. Two dramatic and awe-inspiring 17m statues make the town strikingly unmissable; one is an Aboriginal man standing on the hill looking over the village and the other is a beautiful Aboriginal woman and child traditionally seen hunting a goanna.

17 metre high statues at Aileron.

17 metre high statues at Aileron.

Both statues are representatives of the proud Antmajere tribe culture, which is still strong today. You have the opportunity to take the “Big Man Walk” to the top of the hill to see the male statue up close; he proudly stands next to the name of the town written similarly to the ‘Hollywood’ sign! The female statue is right next to the road and open freely to the public, she is stunning!

Lady and Child, Aileron.

Lady and Child, Aileron.

Lady and Child depicted hunting, Aileron.

Lady and Child depicted hunting, Aileron.

3 thoughts on “Aileron

  1. Jenny Schulz

    I’ve really enjoyed reading The Roaming Rowes adventures so far and I will certainly be looking for further updates when you get time.

    Of all the Australian Outback photos I’ve seen, never have I seen one of these statues, amazing.

    Loved the camel ride videos.

    Take care and happy travels Roaming Rowes. Best Wishes……….Jenny.

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    • roamingrowes Post author

      Thank you so much for taking the time to read and comment Jenny 🙂 We had an unreliable computer when we started this trip, now that we have a new trusty laptop the posts should flow a little easier and we’ll continue to catch up. The statues at Aileron really are something to behold, the detail close up is amazing!

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