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Captain Cook, who claimed Australia for the British in 1770, was sent on a voyage of astronomical discovery to the southern hemisphere. Neither James Cook, nor most to the Europeans who settled in Australia after 1788 realised that over 40,000 years of astronomical observation and discovery had already been incorporated into the life of Australia's indigenous inhabitants.
Begin your own voyage of discovery and learn about the ancient art of Australian Aboriginal Astronomy and their profound knowledge of the southern skies at our site. Learn about Aboriginal beliefs, constellations and multicultural australian history.
SimonMaitland High, Bolwarra Heights, Australia
BrendanMaitland High, East Maitland, Australia
MichaelMaitland High, Maitland, Australia
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carolyn rutterPotomac Falls High School, leith, Australia
Carol CalderwoodMerewether High School, North Lambton, Australia
Jeanette RothapfelMaitland High, Dudley, Australia
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