The emu sky knowledge of the Kamilaroi and Euahlayi Peoples

National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand (NARIT)
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Journal of Astronomical History and Heritage, 2014, 17 (2), pp. 171 - 179
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This paper presents a detailed study of the knowledge of the Kamilaroi and Euahlayi peoples about the „Emu in the Sky‟. This study was done with ethnographic data that was not previously reported in detail. We surveyed the literature to find that there are widespread reports of an „Emu in the Sky‟ across Aboriginal Australian language groups, but little detailed knowledge available in the literature. This paper reports and describes a comprehensive Kamilaroi and Euahlayi knowledge of the Emu in the Sky and its cultural contex
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