The Mt Olga-Ayers Rock research expedition of 1950 made a record of the list of names in the glass jar at the cairn at the summit of Ayers Rock. This records the names of climbers from 1931 through to 1950. If anyone knows the location of the list, or has a photo we would be grateful. Enquiries with Parks Australia have not turned up anything. This to be updated as new information comes to light.
Known Climbers 1873 to August 1950
William Gosse & Kamran 20 July 1873
Horn Expedition 1894 - attempted climb but did not reach summit
Allan Breadon (Henbury Station) 1897 (Left Matchbox retrieved by W McKinnon)
W (David, Billy) Oliver 1897
Maurice and Murray, 1902 (Did not summit)
Hunn 1906 Further information required?
Mackay Expedition 1926 Further information required
Mackay Expedition 1930 No record of climbing
Brown and Brumley 1930
CAIRN LIST The list of names made in 1950 may be found via this link (HERE).
19. 2.32 )
21. 7.33 H. Fuller. (MacKay Expedition)
Mrs. Foy (First Woman to record a climb!)
Billy Goat Mick.
7. 8.40 L. E. Sheard )
Paddy de Conley
[TUESDAY, AUGUST 15th. ………Climb of rock started at 1050 & cairn was reached 1½ hours later………. Some time was then spent reading the names etc. in the jar. The following signatures were then added: D.S. Kemsley, John Nicholas, Bob smith, Leo Clarebrough, Alec Ewen, Alan Moore, Brent Greenhill, Alan Lofthouse, Trevor Broom
P.192 I saw a strange land