This article was first published through The Age on 13 January 2014.
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|How to find the emu in the sky: Find the dark patch of sky between the Southern|
Cross and the pointers. The dark area is known as the Coalsack by astronomers,
which are dense clouds of interstellar dust. The Coalsack forms the head of the
emu and stretching to the left is its long dark neck. Its roundish body is next to
Scorpius and its legs are towards the horizon. Images: Barnaby Norris.
1: Photograph of a Bora ceremony,|
taken in 1898 by Charles Kerry.
National Library of Australia
Figure 2: Casino Bora Ground, Richmond Valley, NSW.
Image from Sandra Bowdler (2000). A heritage study
of Indigenous ceremonial (Bora) sites. University ofWestern Australia, Perth.
Figure 3: The Emu in the Sky. Image fromhttp://www.abc.net.au/science/starhunt/tour/virtual/coalsack/
Figure 4: the Sky Bora in the Milky Way at the time of year ceremonies were held(evenings in August and September). Image made by R.S. Fuller using Stellarium.