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Uluru and Alice Springs
Some call it the Dead Heart of Australia. So why visit the dead? They also call it Australia's Red Centre, because of the uniquely reddish soil found in the area and in the varying orange-red hues of the world's largest rock monolith, Uluru or Ayers Rock, right in the heart of the continent. Australia's overland telegraph line runs north to south over the heart of Australia, in the centre of which lies the desert community of Alice Springs.