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Old 06-04-2017, 10:07 PM
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Learning About Aboriginal Astronomy

Pleased to see:

"Aboriginal astronomy the star of Dreamtime stories"
"Indigenous Australians use the stars to navigate life on the ground."
ABC 5-Apr-2017

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Old 09-05-2017, 01:00 PM
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Hi, are there any books that we could get to study a little more on aboriginal astronomy? Thanks
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Old 09-05-2017, 01:52 PM
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Aboriginal Astronomy

G'day Les,
a couple of years ago I picked up a little book called

Emu Dreaming
An Introduction to Aboriginal Astronomy
Ray and Cilla Norris

find a copy here

Cheers Keith
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Old 09-05-2017, 05:35 PM
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As part of my Grad.Dip.Ed (Secondary), I have to come up with ways in which Aboriginal culture can be included into science education.
While researching my assignment I came across a PhD thesis by a Perth astronomer, John Goldsmith. It is called
Cosmos, culture and landscape : documenting, learning and sharing Aboriginal astronomical knowledge in contemporary society


I haven't read it all but found the bits I did read very interesting.

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Old 09-05-2017, 07:48 PM
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Hi Sol

You may find the following link to be of interest.

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Hi all
Paul Curnow who runs the planetarium in Adelaide is also regarded one of the worlds leading experts on Aboriginal astronomy.
I found a link to one of his websites
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Old 10-05-2017, 10:44 AM
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Some years ago I bought a Planisphere called Aboriginal Sky Figures from the ABC shop. It is based on Aboriginal Dreamtime Stories researched and related by Gaparingu Naputa Aboriginal elder, with astronomical information from Gordon Patston FRAS. It is one of my prized pieces of astro gear and relates some wonderful Aboriginal stories of the major constellations.
It has an ISBN 0-7333-0470-2 don't know if it still available but worth a try.
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Old 10-05-2017, 08:50 PM
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I think this was in some other show on ABC not so long ago, where the settlements in outback Australia originated from the stars and they had water n things. and they would migrate navigating by the stars. it was awesome ... thanks I'll watch it (again) maybe

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Thanks ill explore these.
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Hi Sol
Going through the bookcase the other day and found Dark Sparklers written by Hugh Cairns and called for by Bill Yodumduma Harney, picked up at the Red Kangaroo bookshop in Alice

It's a good yarn
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Old 14-06-2017, 08:22 PM
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For those interested i saw this on SBS demand. Its worth a look Watch Star Stories Of The Dreaming on SBS On Demand.
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