The Resource Dreamtime 'dramas' written in the stars

Dreamtime 'dramas' written in the stars

Label
Dreamtime 'dramas' written in the stars
Title
Dreamtime 'dramas' written in the stars
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Artist
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Indigenous Australians have interpreted objects in night skies for tens of thousands of years. Early Indigenous people observed stars and composed stories handed down by their ancestors through song and dance and images recorded on bark paintings and rock walls. The more accurately they knew positioning and movements of the Sun, Moon and stars, to better predict times for hunt, harvest and call tribes together. Early Aboriginal communities used stars to navigate and find food, consulted the constellations where their ancestors camped and they moved between land and sky. Unfortunately, many of these oral traditions have been lost since European settlement in late 18th century. Objects in the sky were, and still are, associated with Dreamtime 'dramas' which deal with values and morals of the community. Early Aboriginal people associate objects in the night sky with 'beings' and animals with which they have shared the continent since the Dreamtime. This article discusses some of the Indigenous stories that relate to the stars and cosmos, author refers and draws on Aboriginal artists
Cataloging source
AIAS
Label
Dreamtime 'dramas' written in the stars
Link
http://murdochindependent.com.au/dreamtime-%E2%80%98dramas%E2%80%99-written-in-the-stars/
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Publication
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Title from article body header (viewed 29/09/2015)
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Aboriginal astronomy --
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (web page)
File format
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
colour illustrations
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: Internet via the World Wide Web
Label
Dreamtime 'dramas' written in the stars
Link
http://murdochindependent.com.au/dreamtime-%E2%80%98dramas%E2%80%99-written-in-the-stars/
Publication
Note
Title from article body header (viewed 29/09/2015)
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Aboriginal astronomy --
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (web page)
File format
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
colour illustrations
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: Internet via the World Wide Web

Library Locations

    • Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS)Borrow it
      51 Lawson Cres, Acton, ACT, 2601, AU
      -35.292556 149.118617
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