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Author Morieson, John, author

Title Astronomy and continuity : the Boorong example / John Morieson
Published [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 2000


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 WATERFT  305.8991509945 Mor/Aac  AVAILABLE
Description 8 pages, bound ; 30 cm
Summary 'It is possible to make deductions about a disappeared Aboriginal group from north-west Victoria by interpreting their use of celestial phenomena as recorded halfway through the nineteenth century. The night sky of the Boorong was like a giant blackboard filled with potent images representing a range of ecological knowledge and moral suasion. Inferences are made of how this multi-functional mnemonic device supported the oral culture in which the family played a key function.'
Notes Presented at the Third AURA (The Australian Rock Art Research Association) Congress, "Rock art and indigenous astronomies" held at Alice Springs, 10-14 July 2000
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 8)
Subject Astronomy, Aboriginal Australian.
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Victoria -- Mallee -- Social life and customs
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Victoria -- Mallee -- Legends
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Victoria -- Mallee -- Religion
Rock art
Author The Australian Rock Art Research Association
AURA Congress (3rd : 2000 : Alice Springs, Northern Territory)