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.
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Journal of Astronomical History and Heritage|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
- Australian ethnoastronomy
- Kamilaroi people
- Euahlayi people
- Emu in the Sky