Night skies of Aboriginal Australia: A Noctuary by Dianne Johnson
Night skies of Aboriginal Australia A Noctuary.
Written by anthropologist Dianne Johnson, Night Skies of Aboriginal Australia has been in demand since its publication in 1998. It is a record of the stars and planets which pass across the night-time skies. This noctuary holds not only a record of what appears in the skies and how Aboriginal people see them, but also offers an appreciation of the Aboriginal stories that are tied to the night skies and the ideas and beliefs behind them.
Dianne Johnson (1947 – 2012) was a social anthropologist who worked closely with the Darug and Gundungurra peoples.
Publisher: Sydney University Press
Published: 19 Febuary 2019
Category: Indigenous peoples
Interest age: All ages