Meaning: Star in Gamilaroi language
Description: First Nations people use the night sky to navigate their way across Country, to indicate what season it is and also to predict weather (among many other things). The night sky is filled with Miiris that are keepers of this knowledge. This stamp can be used to reward students for being leaders, guiders or knowledge holders.
About the artist:
Lakkari Pitt is a proud Gamilaroi yinarr (woman) from Walgett, North West New South Wales.
Lakkari's art is a contemporary take on the knowledge that her Elders and significant people in her life have passed down throughout generations. Lakkari’s art explores the movement, essence and stories of Country.
Lakkari acknowledges that First Nations people across Country have different interpretations and understandings of symbols used throughout Aboriginal art. Each symbol and meaning used in Aboriginal art is unique to each Aboriginal artists’ interpretation. The knowledge that is shared in the description of each symbol is solely the perspective of Lakkari’s from the knowledge passed down to her from her Elders and significant people in her life.
Each stamp will come with a card including a title in Gamilaroi language (along with a translation), meaning, short description and relevance to student’s learning. Please note that all descriptions are described first-hand by Lakkari.