The Emu sky knowledge of the Kamilaroi and Euahlayi peoples

Robert S. Fuller, Michael G. Anderson, Ray P. Norris, Michelle Trudgett

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Abstract

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 Australian Aboriginal 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 context.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)171-179
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of astronomical history and heritage
Volume17
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Keywords

  • Australian ethnoastronomy
  • Kamilaroi people
  • Euahlayi people
  • Emu in the Sky

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Fuller, R. S., Anderson, M. G., Norris, R. P., & Trudgett, M. (2014). The Emu sky knowledge of the Kamilaroi and Euahlayi peoples. Journal of astronomical history and heritage, 17(2), 171-179.