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Astronomy in Aboriginal culture


  • Dr Ragbir Bhathal

    1. Astrophysicist in the School of Engineering at the University of Western Sydney. He is undertaking a national project on Aboriginal astronomy. His latest book with Jenny Bhathal, Australian Backyard Astronomy, will be published in September 2006
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  • Acknowledgments. The author thanks the State Library of New South Wales for use of the drawing of the Southern Cross by Andrea Corsali and the State Library of South Australia and Will Stubbs of the Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Centre for use of the indigenous drawing of the Southern Cross. The author also thanks John Edwards and Sharon Tate, descendents of the First Peoples of Australia, for helpful comments. The author thanks his Aboriginal friends from the Muru Mittigar Aboriginal Cultural & Educational Centre and the Gnarra HACC Aboriginal Project.

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