The Resource An Aboriginal Australian record of the great eruption of Eta Carinae, Duane W. Hamacher, David J. Frew

An Aboriginal Australian record of the great eruption of Eta Carinae, Duane W. Hamacher, David J. Frew

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An Aboriginal Australian record of the great eruption of Eta Carinae
Title
An Aboriginal Australian record of the great eruption of Eta Carinae
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Duane W. Hamacher, David J. Frew
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Language
eng
Summary
Presents evidence, using descriptive material from the 1858 paper by William Edward Stanbridge that the Boorong people of the Wergaia/Wotjobaluk group of northwestern Victoria observed the great eruption of the star Eta Carinae in the nineteenth century and incorporated it into their oral traditions. Lists Wergaia names with Western equivalents for bright stars and other celestial objects. The identification of a transient astronomical event supports the assertion that Aboriginal oral traditions are dynamic and evolving
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AIASerda
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Hamacher, Duane W
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no index present
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non fiction
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Frew, David J
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  • Eta Carinae
  • Mythology, Aboriginal Australian
  • Stars
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An Aboriginal Australian record of the great eruption of Eta Carinae, Duane W. Hamacher, David J. Frew
Link
https://arxiv.org/ftp/arxiv/papers/1010/1010.4610.pdf
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references : pages 17-23
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volume
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rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
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rdacontent
Dimensions
30 cm
Extent
pages 1-23
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unmediated
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rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some coloured), coloured map, portrait
Label
An Aboriginal Australian record of the great eruption of Eta Carinae, Duane W. Hamacher, David J. Frew
Link
https://arxiv.org/ftp/arxiv/papers/1010/1010.4610.pdf
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references : pages 17-23
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
30 cm
Extent
pages 1-23
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some coloured), coloured map, portrait

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