Sacred sites and objects
Some 46 years ago a rock was removed from the Devils Marbles (Karlukarlu which is the Aboriginal name), south of Tennant Creek and transported 400 km to Alice Springs where it was placed above the grave of Dr John Flynn to safeguard his ashes and serve as an enduring marker of his grave.
A CLC Sacred Site Clearance Certificate serves a two-fold purpose.
A large collection of sacred objects were amassed over decades by anthropologist Ted Strehlow.
Sacred sites may be parts of the natural landscape such as hills, rocks, trees, springs and offshore reefs – places that are not always spectacular or interesting to the non-Aboriginal eye.