Learning the Star Knowledge of First Australians



Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people use their understanding of the night sky for a range of reasons.

“Indigenous astronomy” is more than the star knowledge of Indigenous people: it is the First Astronomy – the science of the stars that existed before, and independently of, the development of Western science.

6 February 2021 Edit: 6 February 2021

Content Type:
NSW Mathematics Standard Stage 6 Syllabus
MeasurementMS-M3 Right-angled TrianglesMS-M6 Non-right-angled Trigonometry

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