Cosmos, culture and landscape : documenting, learning and sharing Aboriginal astronomical knowledge in contemporary society
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Note : Appendix 17 Videos and Virtual Tour (DVD disk version, for playback via computer) is available at John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library (JCPML). Contact : Library-Theses@curtin.edu.au to organise viewing.
Contemporary Australian Aboriginal astronomical knowledge, its documentation, sharing and communication is investigated, primarily from three Western Australian locations (1) Murchison region (associated with Murchison Radio-astronomy Observatory), (2) East Kimberley (Wolfe Creek Meteorite Crater) and (3) the South West of Western Australia. Astronomical knowledge is examined via three surveys and in-depth interviews with 27 participants. Digital imaging (360° & timelapse) is applied to create new and original Aboriginal astronomy resources (virtual tour and exhibition videos).