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Acrylic on canvas, stretched and ready to hang.

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The emu in the sky. At the Elvina Engraving Site in the Kuring-Gai Chase National Park, Sydney, is an engraving of the emu in the sky, a constellation recognized by many Aboriginal groups across Australia, that is formed of dark clouds in the Milky Way, rather than the stars as in most constellations. When the constellation is above the carving in the rock the local Aboriginal People knew it was time to collect emu eggs.
The head of the emu is the Coal Sack, the dark area near the Southern Cross, its neck passing through the stars called the pointers and the body is in the constellation of Scorpio.
The male emu is of significance to the Aboriginal elders because like the male emu, which hatches its mate's eggs and cares for the young until they can fend for themselves, the elders carried out the initiation ceremonies that guided the boys into manhood.

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High Quality Acrylics with Gloss Varnish on Cotton Canvas, Stretched ready to hang with painted sides FRAME NOT INCLUDED READY TO HANG WITH A CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY

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