Oprah receives a gift from Judy, one of the guides at Uluru

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Malarndirri says white Australian authorities mistreated Aboriginal people for decades. When Captain Cook arrived in Australia in 1770, he declared the land "terra nullius"—a land with no people—and claimed it for the British Empire. Aborigines weren't counted in Australia's census until 1968.

After arriving at Uluru, Anangu elder Judy Trigger presents Oprah with a handmade necklace.
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FROM: Oprah's Ultimate Australian Adventure
Published on January 18, 2011

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