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Focussing on Indigenous Knowledge relating to the sky opens up a plethora of content, encompassing everything from Indigenous astronomy and navigation to seasonal hunting and gathering practices.

Learn more about Sky

The Sky has forever been a source of knowledge. Indigenous Peoples’ sophisticated knowledge systems of land and sky have been passed from generation to generation. Navigation across this vast continent was possible using the stars. In this Element, see how Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples have shared the stories of Sky Country through story, song and dance.

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A photograph of a burnt patch of bush with some patches of fire still visible and lots of ash and burnt materials.


Fire has been used in various ways by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, as evidenced through cultural practices such as fire management, Smoking Ceremonies and the material needs of family. 

Fallen tree in a forest river


Explore the central role played by water in the livelihoods, knowledge systems and cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.