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Issue Details: First known date: 2004... 2004 [Review Essay] Dark Sparklers : Yidumduma's Wardaman Aboriginal Astronomy Northern Australia
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'Physically the book is small, a convenient size for a pocket guide to the night sky. It contains many sky maps, some using the conventional Western astronomical names for constellations, others compiled and drawn by Cairns. They are not simple guides to the sky but rather function to mark out the pathway taken by the protagonists in the dramas described by Bill Yidumduma Harney and recorded by Hugh Cairns. There are many illustrations but the numbering is frustratingly obscure. Even more frustrating was the fact that, despite my carrying the book in a small plastic wallet, it completely disintegrated leaving me with a stack of loose sheets.'  (Introduction)

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    y separately published work icon Australian Aboriginal Studies no. 1 2004 Z1146635 2004 periodical issue

    'The first group of major articles in this issue of Australian Aboriginal Studies deals primarily with matters relating to historical and archaeological heritage in northern and western Australia, ranging from the Torres Strait, through Arnhem Land and the Kimberley to the coastal Pilbara. Individually and collectively, they describe places of significance to groups of Indigenous Australians.'  (Editorial introduction)

    2004
    pg. 107-109
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