Star Stories of The Dreaming - 52m reversioned
 
When the ancient wisdoms of the universe held by the oldest culture on earth meet modern astrophysics a new concept is born - Cultural Astronomy.   Increasingly First Nations people in Australia are being recognised as the first astronomers.


Star Stories of The Dreaming screening in Bendigo

Star Stories of The Dreaming is being showcased at the Central Victoria Indigenous Film Festival that is for First Nations' stories.

Star Stories is a 90 minute documentary focusing on the ancient knowledge of the universe and the spirit world. Ghillar, Michael Anderson, was taught by his grandmother, who was taught by her grandmother, who was born pre-contact.

Q&A will follow the screening.

About Star Stories

Star Stories of The Dreaming includes the Euahlayi Stories for:

▪ Wurrum-boorrool - Big river in the sky (Milky Way)
▪ Mil-Mulliyan - Eye of the Creator – Venus – Evening star
▪ Mulliyan-gar - Eye of the Creator - Morning Star - Mars
▪ Goolee-bhar - Coolabah tree hollow, way to Bullima, the Sky Camp – Coalsack Dark nebula
▪ Moo-dthe-gar - White cockatoos – 5 Stars of Southern Cross
▪ Goomar-why - Sacred Fire near coolibah tree– Alpha Centauri Pointer of Southern Cross
▪ Wunnargudjilwon - 3rd wife of Bhiaime - Large Magellanic Cloud
▪ Wullar-gooran-bhoon - Younger brother to Wunnargudjilwon - Small Magellanic Cloud
▪ Birringooloo - Mother Nature – Uluru her resting place
▪ Gunumbielie - 2nd wife of Bhiaime, Caterer who now lives at Goomar-why, Sacred Fire
▪ Gwaimudthun & Gweeghular – Night & Day– Dark & Light - moieties – 19 mile plain, Brewarrina
▪ Garwaar-ghoo - Featherless Emu - Dark nebulae in Milky Way, Dust lanes and Galactic bulge
▪ Bahloo - Moon, Waan – crow; Oolah – wood geckco
▪ Yhi – sun
▪ Mei Mei – Seven Sisters – Pleiades – Narran Lake and surrounding lakes; Bigoon – water rat; Gayadharri – platypus, Ghay-gharn - wood duck
▪ Birray Birray – Brothers – Orion's Belt
▪ Womba Womba yiraay - Crazy Old Man at his camp - Aldebran
▪ Wirrawilbaarru – Whirly wind – Bad spirit travels inside whirlywind – lives behind Scorpio and entry in and out is through black holes in Scorpio;
▪ Buuliis – baldy mounds
▪ Star maps/astral navigational waypoints – two chains of waterholes – Beta Sagittarii to Gamma Arae; Beta Sagittarii to Zeta Scorpii