Journal Articles, Book Chapters, and Refereed Proceedings

Death and Maier: meteors and mortuary rites in the eastern Torres Strait

by Carla B. Guedes, Duane W. Hamacher, John Barca, Elsa Day, Ron Day, Segar Passi, and Alo Tapim
Australian Journal of Indigenous Issues, Vol. 21(3), pp. 39-59.
 

The Planets in Indigenous Australian Traditions

by Duane W. Hamacher and Kirsten Banks
Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Planetary Science, edited by Peter Read. Oxford: Oxford University (in press)
 

A methodology for testing horizon astronomy in Australian Aboriginal cultural sites: a case study
by Trevor Leaman and Duane W. Hamacher
Mediterranean Archaeology and Archaeometry (in press)
 

Environment and Landscape
by Bruno David and Duane W. Hamacher
SAS Encyclopaedia of Archaeological Sciences
Society for Archaeological Science, 2019 (in press)

 

‘Dancing with the stars’ – Astronomy and Music in the Torres Strait
by Duane W. Hamacher, Alo Tapim, Segar Passi, and John Barsa
Imagining Other Worlds: Explorations in Astronomy and Culture, edited by N. Campion and C. Impey.
Sophia Centre Press. Lampeter, UK. pp. 151-161, 2018

 

Yes, Aboriginal Australians can and did discover the variability of Betelgeuse
by Bradley E. Schaefer
Journal of Astronomical History and Heritage, Vol. 21(1), pp. 7-12, 2018

 

Observations of red-giant variable stars by Aboriginal Australians
by Duane W. Hamacher
The Australian Journal of Anthropology, Vol. 29(1), pp. 89-107, 2018

 

Did Aboriginal Australians record a simultaneous eclipse and aurora in their oral traditions?
by Robert S. Fuller and Duane W. Hamacher
Journal of Astronomical History and Heritage, Vol. 20(3), pp. 349‒359, 2017

 

Reconstructing the Star Knowledge of Aboriginal Tasmanians
by Michelle Gantevoort, Duane W. Hamacher, and Savannah Lischick
Journal of Astronomical History and Heritage, Vol. 19(3), pp. 327-347, 2016

 

Indigenous Sky Stories: Reframing how we introduce primary school students to astronomy – a Type II Case Study of Implementation
by Nicholas Ruddell, Lena Danaia, and David McKinnon
The Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, Vol. 45(2): 170-180, 2016
 

Dawes Review 5: Australian Aboriginal Astronomy and Navigation
by Ray P. Norris
Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia, Vol. 33, e039, 2016.

 
 

Aboriginal Astronomical Traditions from Ooldea, South Australia, Part 2: Animals in the Ooldean Sky
by Trevor Leaman, Duane W. Hamacher, and Mark Carter
Journal of Astronomical History and Heritage, Vol. 19(1), pp. 61-78, 2016

 
 

Australian Aboriginal Astronomy – An Overview
by Ray P. Norris and Duane W. Hamacher
Handbook of Archaeoastronomy and Ethnoastronomy, edited by Clive Ruggles
Springer Press, pp. 2215-2222, 2015.

 

Australian Aboriginal Astronomy and Cosmology
by Philip A. Clarke
Handbook of Archaeoastronomy and Ethnoastronomy, edited by Clive Ruggles
Springer Press, pp. 2223-2230, 2015.

 

Using Modern Technologies to Capture and Share Indigenous Astronomical Knowledge
by Martin Nakata, Duane W. Hamacher, John Warren, Alex Byrne, Maurice Pagnucco, Ross Harley, Srikumar Venugopal, Kirsten Thorpe, Richard Neville, and Reuben Bolt
Australian Academic & Research Libraries, Vol. 45(2), pp. 101-110, 2014

 

 
The Aboriginal Australian cosmic landscape. Part 2: Plant connections with the skyworld
by Philip A. Clarke
Journal of Astronomical History and Heritage, Vol. 18(1), pp. 23–37, 2015

 

The Aboriginal Australian cosmic landscape. Part 1: the ethnobotany of the skyworld
by Philip A. Clarke
Journal of Astronomical History and Heritage, Vol. 17(3), pp. 307–325, 2014.

 

Songlines and navigation in Wardaman and other Australian Aboriginal cultures
by Ray P. Norris and Bill Yidumduma Harney
Journal of Astronomical History and Heritage, Vol. 17(2), pp. 141–148, 2014.

 

Star maps and travelling to ceremonies: the Euahlayi People and their use of the night sky
by Robert S. Fuller, Michelle Trudgett, Ray P. Norris, and Michael G. Anderson
Journal of Astronomical History and Heritage, Vol. 17(2), pp. 149–160, 2014.

 

Are supernovae recorded in Indigneous astronomical traditions?
by Duane W. Hamacher
Journal of Astronomical History and Heritage, Vol. 17(2), pp. 161-170, 2014

 

The emu sky knowledge of the Kamilaroi and Euahlayi Peoples
by Robert S. Fuller, Michael G. Anderson, Ray P. Norris, and Michelle Trudgett
Journal of Astronomical History and Heritage, Vol. 17(2), pp. 171–179, 2014.

 

Aboriginal Astronomical traditions from Ooldea, South Australia, Part 1: Nyeeruna and the “Orion Story”
by Trevor M. Leaman and Duane W. Hamacher
Journal of Astronomical History and Heritage, Vol. 17(2), pp. 180-194, 2014

 

Dreamtime Astronomy: a new Indigenous program at Sydney Observatory
by Geoffrey Wyatt, Toner Stevenson, and Duane W. Hamacher
Journal of Astronomical History and Heritage, 17(2), pp. 195-204, 2014

 

The Ilgarijiri Project: A collaboration between Aboriginal communities and radio astronomers in the Murchison Region of Western Australia
by John Goldsmith
Journal of Astronomical History and Heritage, Vol. 17(2), pp. 205–215, 2014.

 

The Astronomy of the Kamilaroi and Euahlayi Peoples and Their Neighbours
by Robert S. Fuller, Ray P. Norris, and Michelle M. Trudgett
Australian Aboriginal Studies, Vol. 2014(2), pp. 3-27, 2014

 

Comets and Meteorites in the Traditions of Aboriginal Australians
by Duane W. Hamacher
Encyclopaedia of the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine in Non-Western Cultures, 3rd Edition, edited by Helaine Selin. Springer Press, pp. 1-4, 2014.

Geomythology and Cosmic Impacts in Australia
by Duane W. Hamacher
West Australian Geologist, No. 505, pp. 11-14, 2014

 

Aboriginal oral traditions of Australian impact craters
by Duane W. Hamacher and John Goldsmith
Journal of Astronomical History and Heritage, Vol. 16(3), pp. 295–311, 2013.

 

Aurorae in Australian Aboriginal traditions
by Duane W. Hamacher
Journal of Astronomical History and Heritage, Vol. 16(2), pp. 207–219, 2013.

 

Recorded Accounts of Meteoritic Events in the Oral Traditions of Indigenous Australians
by Duane W. Hamacher
Archaeoastronomy, Vol. 25, pp. 99-111, 2013

 

The Discovery and History of Dalgaranga Meteorite Crater, Western Australia
by Duane W. Hamacher and Craig O’Neill
Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, Vol. 60(5), pp. 637-646, 2013.

 

Astronomical Orientations of Bora Ceremonial Grounds in Southeast Australia
by Robert S. Fuller, Duane W. Hamacher and Ray P. Norris
Australian Archaeology, No. 77, pp. 30-37, 2013.

 

Wurdi Youang: an Australian Aboriginal stone arrangement with possible solar indications
by Ray P. Norris, Priscilla Norris, Duane W. Hamacher, and Reg Abrahams
Rock Art Research, Vol. 30(1), pp. 55-65, 2013.
 

Orientations of Linear Stone Arrangements in New South Wales
by Duane W. Hamacher, Ray P. Norris, and Robert S. Stevens
Australian Archaeology, No. 75, pp. 46-54, 2012.
 

Aboriginal astronomical sites, landscapes and paintings
by Ragbir Bhathal and Terry Mason
Astronomy & Geophysics, Vol. 52(4), pp. 4.12–4.16, 2011.

  

Eclipses in Australian Aboriginal Astronomy
by Duane W. Hamacher and Ray P. Norris
Journal of Astronomical History and Heritage, Vol. 14(2), pp. 103–114, 2011.

  

The Pleiades and the Dreamtime: an Aboriginal Women’s Story and Other Ancient World Traditions
by Antonella Riem Natale
Coolabah, No. 9, pp. 113-127, 2012.


Meteoritics and cosmology among the Aboriginal cultures of Central Australia
by Duane W. Hamacher
Journal of Cosmology, Vol. 13, pp. 3743-3753, 2011.

  

“Bridging the Gap” through Australian Cultural Astronomy
by Duane W. Hamacher and Ray P. Norris
Archaeoastronomy & Ethnoastronomy – Building Bridges Between Cultures, edited by Clive Ruggles. Cambridge University Press, pp. 282-290, 2011.

  

Interpretations of the Pleiades in Australian Aboriginal astronomies
by Dianne Johnson
Archaeoastronomy & Ethnoastronomy – Building Bridges Between Cultures, edited by Clive Ruggles. Cambridge University Press, pp. 291-297, 2011.


Comets in Australian Aboriginal Astronomy
by Duane W. Hamacher and Ray P. Norris
Journal of Astronomical History and Heritage, Vol. 14(1), pp. 31–40, 2011.
Astronomical Symbolism in Australian Aboriginal Rock Art
by Ray P. Norris and Duane W. Hamacher 
Rock Art Research, Vol. 28(1), pp. 99-106, 2011.

  

An Aboriginal Australian Record of the Great Eruption of Eta Carinae
by Duane W. Hamacher and David J. Frew
Journal of Astronomical History and Heritage, Vol. 13(3), pp. 220–234, 2010.
 

Meteors in Australian Aboriginal Dreamings
by Duane W. Hamacher and Ray P. Norris
WGN – Journal of the International Meteor Organization, Vol. 38(3), pp. 87-98, 2010.
 

Indigenous Australians’ knowledge of weather and climate
by Donna Green, Jack Billy, and Alo Tapim
Climatic Change, Vol. 100, pp. 337–354, 2010.
 

The Astronomy of Aboriginal Australia
by Ray P. Norris and Duane W. Hamacher
The Role of Astronomy in Society and Culture, edited by D. Valls-Gabaud & A. Boksenberg.
Cambridge University Press, pp. 39-47, 2009.

  

Australian Aboriginal Astronomy in the International Year of Astronomy 
by Ray P. Norris
Communicating Astronomy with the Public Journal, Vol. 9, pp. 5-9, 2010.

  

An overview of Australian Aboriginal ethnoastronomy
by Philip A. Clarke
Archaeoastronomy, Vol. 21, pp.39-58, 2009.

  

Australian Aboriginal Geomythology: Eyewitness Accounts of Cosmic Impacts?
by Duane W. Hamacher and Ray P. Norris
Archaeoastronomy, Vol. 22, pp. 60-93, 2009.

  

Australian Aboriginal ethnometeorology and seasonal calendars
by Philip A. Clarke
History & Anthropology, Vol. 20(2), pp. 79–106, 2009.

  

Astronomy in Aboriginal culture
by Ragbir Bhathal 
Astronomy & Geophysics, Vol. 47(5), pp. 527-553.

Discoveries in Aboriginal Sky Mapping
by Hugh Cairns
Current Studies in Archaeoastronomy, Conversations Across Time and Space, edited by J.W. Fountain and R.M. Sinclair. Carolina Academic Press. Durham, NC, pp. 523-537, 2005.
  

Astronomy and the Dreaming: The Astronomy of the Aboriginal Australians
by Roslynn D. Haynes 
Astronomy Across Cultures: The History of Non-Western Astronomy, edited by H. Selin and X. Sun.
Kluwer Academic Publishers. Dordrecht, pp. 53 – 90, 2000.
 

The Astronomy of the Boorong
by John Morieson
Australian Journal of Indigenous Issues, Vol. 2(4), pp. 19-28, 1999


 

Waiyungari and his role in the mythology of the Lower Murray, South Australia
by Philip A. Clarke
Records of the South Australian Museum, Vol. 32(1), pp. 51-67, 1999
 

Ethnoastronomy in Australia
by Philip A. Clarke
Archaeoastronomy & Ethnoastronomy News, No. 29 , 1998.
 

The Aboriginal cosmic landscape of southern South Australia
by Philip A. Clarke
Records of the South Australian Museum, Vol. 29(2), pp. 125-145, 1997.

 


 

Adelaide Aboriginal cosmology
by Philip A. Clarke
Journal of the Anthropological Society of South Australia, Vol. 28(1), pp. 1-10, 1990.
 

Marks on sandstone surfaces – Sydney region, Australia: cultural origins and meanings?
by David Branagan and Hugh Cairns
Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, Vol. 126, pp. 125-133, 1993.
 

Tesselated pavements in the Sydney region, New South Wales
by David F. Branagan and Hugh C. Cairns
Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, Vol. 126, pp. 63-72, 1993.
 

Aboriginal Astronomy
by Roslynn D. Haynes 
Australian Journal of Astronomy, Vol. 4(3), pp. 127-140, 1992.
 

 
Celestial lore of some Australian Aboriginal tribes
by Norman B. Tindale
Archaeoastronomy, Vol. 12/13, pp. 258-379, 1983.
 

Nomads of the Australian Desert
by Charles P. Mountford
Rigby, Adelaide (Chapter 8: The Myths of the Sky), pp. 449-584, 1976.
 

The astronomy of the Aranda and Luritja Tribes
by Brian G. Maegraith
Transactions and Proceedings of the Royal Society of South Australia, Vol. 56, pp. 19-26, 1932.
 

Australian Aboriginal Astronomy
by J.G. Griffin
Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, Vol. 17, pp. 156-163, pp. 63-72, 1923.
 

Astronomy of the Australian Aborigines
by Peter McPherson
Journal and proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, Vol. 15, pp. 71-80, 1881.
 

Australian Aborignes – The Language and Customs of several tribes of Aborigines in the Western District of Victoria, Australia
by James Dawson
George Robertson, Sydney (Chapter 21: Astronomy and Meteorology), pp. 98-102, 1881.
 

Some particulars of the general characteristics, astronomy, amd mythology, of the tribes in the central part of Victoria, Southern Australia
by William E. Stanbridge
Transactions of the Ethnological Society of London, Vol 1, pp. 286-303, 1861.
 

On the astronomy and mythology of the Aborigines of Victoria
by William E. Stanbridge
Proceedings of the Philosophical Institute of Victoria, Transactions, Vol. 2, pp. 137-140, 1857.