Australia and the transit of Venus
Author: Bhathal, Ragbir
Source: Astronomy & Geophysics, Volume 53, Number 3, 1 June 2012 , pp. 3.22-3.24(1)
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
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