SCHOOLS CONCERT

THE WORLD'S FIRST

MAPS AND JOURNEYS:

ASTRONOMERS

10:30AM & 1:30PM

Thursday August 12

A&I Hall, Bangalow

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Maps and Journeys: The World’s First Astronomers explores the rich astronomical traditions of Australia’s First Nations’ people over the past 65,000 years, believed to be the oldest practice of astronomy in the world. Through a unique understanding of star constellations and the interconnection between the sky and the land, they created star maps and Songlines that informed a vast range of areas in their daily life from establishing sophisticated trade routes across the entire breadth of the country to social laws, weather and seasonal changes and hunting/food gathering information. Join us as we explore this remarkable celestial knowledge and deep understanding of the land that has been aurally passed down from generation to generation through sophisticated systems, stories and Songlines through verse, music, and dance. Starring Chris Williams didgeridoo, Paula Nazarski actor/storyteller and Eric Avery violinist and dancer. 

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Festivals Australia program.

Tickets $5 per student. Teachers and parents free.

Duration: 45 minutes

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