Series of posts celebrating climbers of Ayers Rock.
#3 Tiger Tjalkalyirri Early guide, a keeper of the rock
Tiger Tjalkalyirri acted as an early guide and climbing partner to early visitors to Ayers Rock. His name appears twice on the early climbing log. He assisted Cliff Thomson in 1946 and Arthur Groom in 1947. Arthur Groom makes a record of his 1947 climb with Tiger and assistant Tamalji in his book I saw a strange land. It seems Tiger had no qualms climbing the rock or guiding tourists to the summit.