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  • Greta Gray

    "ANCIENT ABORIGINAL ASTRONOMY -MOUNT COLAH, AUSTRALIA It is acknowledged that Australian Aboriginal culture is heavily spiritual and symbolic, but a rock engraving in a national park near Sydney suggests that the indigenous belief system represents a deep knowledge of the sky and the motion of the bodies within it. Coalsack Dark Nebula (within the Milky Way) is known to the Wardaman Aboriginal people as the head of the ‘Emu In The Sky’." interesting...

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