Australia and the transit of Venus


  • Ragbir Bhathal

    1. Astrophysicist at the University of Western Sydney and a Visiting Fellow at the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Australian National University.
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The 1769 transit of Venus marked a scientific advance but, as Ragbir Bhathal describes, for the Aboriginal people of Australia it marked a step towards the loss of their country and way of life.