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List of climbers to August 1950

List of Climbers to August 1950
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).
  4. 3.31 )   W. McKinnon.   Constable on patrol from Alice Springs.
19. 2.32 )
1933          F. Walker.
21. 7.33     H. Fuller.    (MacKay Expedition)
28. 5.36     H. V. Foy    (Foy’s Expedition)
                  Bill Foy
                  Mrs. Foy (First Woman to record a climb!)
                  Tom McFadden
                  Denis Haycroft
                  Stan Tolhurst
                  Rupert Kuthner
                  Bill Mor----
                  Sydney -----
                  S. Mulladad
                  Bob Buck
4.11.39      V. Dumas   (Cuttark’s Expedition)   Camels from Lyndavale with
                  Billy Goat Mick.
                  F. Clunes
                  F. Bailey
6. 8.40      C. P. Mountford  )    (Adelaide Uni. Anthrop Expedition)
7. 8.40      L. E. Sheard        )
30. 6.46    C. Thomson
4. 9.47      Arthur Groome )     From Hermannsburg via L. Amadeus
                 Tamali              )
                 Talkajori           )
23. 9.48    J. M. Bechervaise
                 Paddy de Conley
                 Sidney Stanes
                 Arthur Simpson
                 Ian Parkin
15. 8.49    C. W. Bonsthon [Should this be “Bonython” ? – R.J.T.]
15. 8.50    Our names.
[I presume this was a transcription from a log in a jar at the summit. The following extract from the expedition log seems to support this assumption  – R.J.T.]
[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
Arthur Groom's list
P.192 I saw a strange land


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