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Worl or Sky is a bibol that celebrates things in wer about the sky

Kedala Worl[edit | edit source]

Koondart[edit | edit source]

Myardak (Space)[edit | edit source]

Myardak or marerdak means 'dark' as in night, 'marerdak yenin' means dusk, lit. 'dark coming'.[1]

Constellations (patterns in the sky)[edit | edit source]

For stories from other Aboriginal countries about things in the sky see Indigenous Australia - Stories,[2] accessed via the Internet Archive Wayback Machine, originally from the Australian Museum (see copyright notice).

Stellarium is an Open Source planetarium application which runs il multiple computer platforms (Windows, Apple Mac OS, Linux) wer which allows overlays of different constellation patterns il the stars. Keny overlay is from the night sky of the Boorong people from north-west Victoria.[3] A long term aim is to produce a Stellarium overlay for the Noongar people.

For karro information wer to download the Stellarium application, including Boorong starlore, go to http://stellarium.org/. And the following reference gives a link to a video of the Boorong story about "When Giant Fish Leaves the Sky it is Time to Travel".[4]

For the stories about the four Aboriginal star names now officially recognised by the International Astronomical Union (IAU) see this NITV report: "The stories behind Aboriginal star names now recognised by the world's astronomical body".[5]

The Wiradjuri people organized the 'Condo SkyFest' (Condobolin is in Central West NSW) in 2018, about Aboriginal star lore, Aboriginality, resilience and cultural continuity.[6]

Walken (Rainbow)[edit | edit source]

Bonar (Six Noongar seasons)[edit | edit source]

The six Noongar bonar roughly correspond to the following pairs of months, but note the Noongar calendar was fixed by events such as flowering; rather than being fixed by the number of days in the year and a convenient but artificial subdivision into fixed numbers of months.

See also[edit | edit source]

Ngiyan waarnk[edit | edit source]

  1. Ken Macintyre and Barb Dobson. "Day time reckoning: 'Light time' in traditional Noongar culture". Anthropology from the Shed. December 2017. Retrieved 2 December 2019
  2. Indigenous Australia - Stories. Australian Museum. Retrieved 2 November 2016
  3. Text: Patricia Christies, Martin Bush. Illustrations: Janet Mathews, Lenna Angelovska (2005). [https://museumsvictoria.com.au/media/1860/stories-in-the-stars.pdf "Stories in the Stars – the night sky of the Boorong people"]. Teacher notes. Scienceworks, Museum Victoria. Retrieved 6 December 2017
  4. John Morieson and Alex Cherney (2011). "When Giant Fish Leaves the Sky it is Time to Travel". Video. SEAC (European Society for Astronomy in Culture) conference 2011. Retrieved 7 December 2011
  5. Duane W. Hamacher. "The stories behind Aboriginal star names now recognised by the world's astronomical body". NITV. 15 January 2018. Retrieved 21 January 2018
  6. Tennille Dunn 2019. "Condo SkyFest: Aboriginality, resilience and cultural continuity". Big Skies Collaboration. Talk presented at the first Inland Astro-Trail Symposium, Parkes, NSW, 6 February 2019. Retrieved 21 February 2019