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Australia and the transit of Venus

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Abstract:

The 1769 transit of Venus marked a scientific advance but, as Ragbir Bhathal describes, for the Aboriginal people of Australia it marked a step towards the loss of their country and way of life.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-4004.2012.53322.x

Affiliations: Astrophysicist at the University of Western Sydney and a Visiting Fellow at the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Australian National University.

Publication date: June 1, 2012

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