Subject guide - Indigenous Australian astronomy

AIATSIS Collections

Jan, 2015
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Collection guides

A guide on searching our Mura® Collections Catalogue for material on Indigenous Australian Astronomy

How do I find items relating to Indigenous Australian Astronomy in the AIATSIS Collections?

Go to our Mura® Collections Catalogue and use some of the following search terms:

  • "Astronomy, Aboriginal Australian"
  • "Indigenous Knowledge – Astronomy"
  • "Stories and motifs - Celestial phenomena – Event"
  • "Stories and motifs – Stars"
  • "Archaeoastronomy – Australia"
  • "Ethnoastronomy – Australia"

You can refine your search by:

  • Browsing the AIATSIS thesauri for relevant terms
  • Place Name, for example: Tae Rak / Lake Condah
  • Language or People Name, for example: Gunditjmara / Gurndidy / Dhaurwurd-Wurrung people

Collections Catalogue Subject Guide search terms.

To find if a library near you has the item search Trove.

Are there any online resources for Indigenous Australian Astronomy?

There are a number of free websites and subscription databases containing online material, some full-text, for Indigenous Australian Astronomy. Highlights include:

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