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Speaker Series: Aboriginal ways of seeing the night sky

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Marrickville Library and Pavilion

Patyegarang Place

313 Marrickville Road

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Australia’s First People have sophisticated and complex astronomical knowledge systems, developed over millennia they reveal relationships deeply embedded in science and culture.

In the night sky this knowledge can be seen through the stories of ‘The Emu in the Sky’. Uniquely Australian these stories of the night sky continue to play an important role in culture and in oral tradition today.

Join facilitator Joanne Selfe for an opportunity to learn about the rich celestial knowledge systems of Australia’s first people. Joanne Selfe is an Aboriginal woman born in Sydney on the land of the Gadigal people. Joanne grew up with stories of the Milky Way, shared by her mother, Elders and Community Knowledge Holders. These experiences served to enhance her understanding of the depth of astronomical knowledge systems held by Australia’s first people.

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