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Issue Details: First known date: 2003... 2003 Dark Sparklers : Yidumduma's Wardaman Aboriginal Astronomy Northern Australia 2003
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Notes

  • Dedication: To Dixie and Bill and all their Wardaman family whose friendship and good wishes have made this project a great time of work and learning and poetry and art and joy and to my wife Hilary our daughters Maryen and Rosalind and our sons Iver and Niall who have helped to make this book more complete and valuable than if the starry-eyed had been alone in their dreams.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Merimbula, Merimbula - Pambula area, Far South Coast, South Coast, New South Wales,: Hugh Cairns , 2003 .
      Extent: xxii, 226p.
      Description: col. illus.
      ISBN: 0975090801

Works about this Work

[Review Essay] Dark Sparklers : Yidumduma's Wardaman Aboriginal Astronomy Northern Australia Margaret Bullen , 2004 single work essay
— Appears in: Australian Aboriginal Studies , no. 1 2004; (p. 107-109)

'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)

[Review Essay] Dark Sparklers : Yidumduma's Wardaman Aboriginal Astronomy Northern Australia Margaret Bullen , 2004 single work essay
— Appears in: Australian Aboriginal Studies , no. 1 2004; (p. 107-109)

'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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