Star stories of the Dreaming

Lawman and knowledge holder of the Euahlayi Nation in northwest NSW, Ghillar Michael Anderson, shares the Stories of the universe that can be told publicly. He has been doing this though oral presentations and now for a broader audience in the recently premiered film 'Star Stories of The Dreaming'. In these Star Stories he has revealed ancient Stories of the stars, the Blackholes and the creation of the natural world that we all now belong to.


Very recently Western scientific research confirmed these very ancient Stories about the Aboriginal world of Creation. The ancient Stories go much deeper than what science has delivered so far. "When the ancient wisdoms of the universe held by the oldest culture on earth meet modern astrophysics a new concept is born - cultural astronomy." In the meeting of minds between Mr Anderson and Prof Ray Norris, CSIRO astrophysicist project leader of the Evolutionary Mapping of the Universe (EMU), extraordinary parallels emerge in the two cultures - such as 'wormholes' and the pathway to Bullima, the Euahlayi Sky Camp, via the hollow Coolabah tree. Aboriginal people in Australia are increasingly being recognised as the first astronomers.




A Q&A after the 7pm screening will feature:
* Ghillar Michael Anderson
* Robert Fuller cultural astronomer &
* Eleanor Gilbert filmmaker



Palace Cinema Como, South Yarra, Melbourne


Venue: Palace Cinema Como
Cnr Toorak Road & Chapel St
South Yarra, Melbourne, Vic 3121




See a trailer of the film by clicking here.




See also Euahlayi cultural astronomy parallels with latest gravitational waves detection and “Galilei got it wrong, the Yolngu got it right”


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The stories

Star Stories of The Dreaming includes the Euahlayi stories for*:

  • Wurrum-boorrool - Big river in the sky (Milky Way)
  • Mil-Mulliyan - Eye of the Creator – Venus – Evening star
  • Mulliyan-gar - Eye of the Creator - Morning Star - Mars
  • Goolee-bhar - Coolabah tree hollow, way to Bullima, the Sky Camp – Coalsack Dark nebula
  • Moo-dthe-gar - White cockatoos – 5 Stars of the Southern Cross
  • Goomar-why - Sacred Fire near coolibah tree– Alpha Centauri Pointer of Southern Cross
  • Wunnargudjilwon - 3rd wife of Baiame - Large Magellanic Cloud
  • Wullar-gooran-bhoon - Younger brother to Wunnargudjilwon - Small Magellanic Cloud
  • Birringooloo - Mother Nature – Uluru her resting place
  • Gunumbielie - 2nd wife of Biaime, Caterer who now lives at Goomar-why, Sacred Fire
  • Gwaimudthun & Gweeghular – Night & Day– Dark & Light - moieties – 19 mile plain, Brewarrina
  • Garwaar-ghoo - Featherless Emu - Dark nebulae in Milky Way, Dust lanes and Galactic bulge
  • Bahloo - Moon, Waan – crow; Oolah – wood gecko
  • Yhi – sun
  • Mei Mei – Seven Sisters – Pleiades – Narran Lake and surrounding lakes; Bigoon – water rat; Gayadharri – platypus , Ghay-gharn -

    wood duck

  • Birray Birray – Brothers – Orion’s Belt

  • Womba Womba yiraay - Crazy Old Man at his camp - Aldebaran

  • Wirrawilbaarru – Whirly wind – Bad spirit travels inside whirly wind – lives behind Scorpio and entry in and out is through black holes in Scorpio;

  • Buuliis – baldy mounds
  • Star maps/astral navigational way points – two chains of waterholes – Beta Sagittarii to Gamma Arae; Beta Sagittarii to Zeta Scorpii

* These are phonetic spellings of Euahlayi words.