The Sun and Moon

The Department of Education and Children’s Services of South Australia provide a fun and creative variety of activities with accompanying Aboriginal stories from around Australia related to the Sun and Moon.

There are many Aboriginal Dreaming stories about the Sun and Moon. There are also other reasons to observe these objects in the sky:

Evelyn Crawford ‘… learnt to read the weather signs from the Moon. A big ring around the Moon meant a big rain, a little line was just a little bit. … Sometimes the Moon isn’t right in the middle of the ring, but to one side or the other. That means there’s wind coming. It takes a lot of explaining to understand it right. You gotta live a lot of years in the bush for that …’. (from Crawford, Evelyn, Over my tracks, Penguin 1993).

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Many of these resources and activities have been developed in consultation with NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) to ensure that the program meets NSW curriculum outcomes for Stages 3, 4 & 5.