Ken Duncan: Come and See the Giant Cross in the Outback – Hope 103.2

Ken Duncan: Come and See the Giant Cross in the Outback

First Nations wanted to celebrate their Christian faith by creating a distinct tourist attraction. Ken Duncan got behind it.

Listen: Ben McEachen chats with Ken Duncan about the giant cross of Jesus in the Outback

By Ben McEachenTuesday 19 Oct 2021Hope AfternoonsFaithReading Time: 1 minute

Uluru. Kakadu. Vast desert. Spectacular scrub. A 20-metre-high cross of Jesus.

First Nations Christians, in the heart of the land now called Australia, are putting a giant cross atop Memory Mountain (about three hours west of Alice Springs).

For many years, well-known Australian artist Ken Duncan has been spending time with Indigenous communities in this remote area.

Duncan’s Walk A While Foundation has supported local jobs and initiatives, including helping with fundraising and logistics for an ambitious display of Christian faith.

With the huge illuminated cross being erected, Duncan spoke with Hope Afternoons about this distinct tourist attraction.

He explains why local people wanted it and why we all should make the trip to see it.

Listen to the full interview with Ken Duncan in the player above. 

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Feature image: Walk a While Facebook / May 28: “Thanks to the generosity of many – we are now in the position to employ just under 10% of the Haasts Bluff community for ongoing work at Memory Mountain. This allows us to commence tours and maintenance of Memory Mountain while creating long term financial sustainability for our Indigenous communities.”