Duane Hamacher

Duane Hamacher

Dr Duane Hamacher is an astronomer and Senior Research Fellow at the Monash Indigenous Centre in Melbourne. His research focuses on Indigenous astronomical and geological knowledge and traditions, particularly in Australia and the Pacific.

Dr Duane Hamacher is an astronomer and Senior Research Fellow at the Monash Indigenous Centre in Melbourne. His research focuses on Indigenous astronomical and geological knowledge and traditions, particularly in Australia and the Pacific.

  • Lunar traditions of the First Australians

    The Moon’s movement and light informs knowledge of the land and harvest across the continent.

    In Nuenonne traditions of Bruny Island, Tasmania, the Sun is a man named Punywin and the Moon is his wife, Venna. In ...

    May 26, 2021
  • How a celestial emu inspired Kirsten Banks

    The third-year Indigenous Australian astrophysics student delved into her Wiradjuri ancestry afte...

    Kirsten Banks plans to complete a PhD in astrophysics.Justin Banks (Grigori Films)Kirsten Banks grew up in Sydney’s N...

    February 19, 2017
  • The passions of Aboriginal astronomy guide, Willy Stevens

    It wasn’t til his late teens that Muruwari man Willy Stevens learnt about his culture. But he’s e...

    Willy Stevens: Aboriginal astronomy guide.SuppliedWilly Stevens grew up knowing little about his ancestral Australian...

    February 5, 2017

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