Place Names Register Extract

Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga

Extract date: 06/12/2021

Name Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Type Designation Mountain
Place Id 15673
Place Type Feature
Status Registered
Date Registered 6 November 2002
Location (Datum GDA94)  
Latitude: -25° 18' S (Decimal degrees -25.300888)
Longitude: 130° 44' E (Decimal degrees 130.737326)
Locality / Suburb  
  Petermann
Local Government Area  
  MacDonnell Shire Council
History/Origin This feature was originally name Mount Olga by Ernest Giles on 21 October 1872 whilst travelling along the northern shore of Lake Amadeus. Giles named the two features in honour of the two enlightened patrons of science, referring to King Amadeus of Spain and Queen Olga of Wurttemberg.

On 15 December 1993 the feature was officially recorded dual names Mount Olga / Kata Tjuta (were both are equally important and can be used either together or individually).

Following a request from the regional Tourism Association, on 6 November 2002, the order of the dual names were officially changed to Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga.

The names Kartuta and Cutta Toota are recorded on early plans of Central Australia with the name Kata Tjuta consisting of two words Kata (head) and Tjula (many) being literally "many heads".

Register & Gazettal information

Date Gazettal Comment
15/12/1993 NTG50
06/11/2002 NTG44 Revocation of 15/12/1993 gazettal and renaming

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