Aboriginal Astronomy

The Aboriginal people have inhabited Australia for between 40 000 and 120 000 years and during that time a rich heritage of story developed around the stars of the southern sky.

So why do many only teach a Northern Hemisphere / European view of the constellations? Let's teach our students some of the stories that have been told across the land for thousands of years.

Possible Tasks

- Create a comic strip of an indigenous culture's view of a constellation or celestial object. This Aboriginal Astronomy site will help the Aussies.

- Invite a local fella in to tell traditional stories of the stars and the children create comic strips of these stories if it is permitted by the culture.

Aboriginal Astronomy

Alakitja & the Southern Cross

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