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By Ross Gibson

while Lieutenant William Dawes got here to Botany Bay with the 1st Fleet Marines in January 1788 he delved into the realm of a small team of Indigenous humans from round Sydney Harbour. Dawes referred to as his collaborators ‘the Eora’. They instructed him it was once their note for ‘people’, and it could actually were first thing they watched him write down. Combining mind's eye with recorded heritage, Ross Gibson maintains his speculative brilliance in 26 perspectives of the Starburst international. As he describes and translates the pages of astronomer William Dawes’ notebooks, Gibson responds to the ambiguities in Dawes’ personality and what's lacking from his tale in a suite of twenty-six fragmentary perspectives. Chasing the fascinations that delighted the Lieutenant in the course of his disorienting time in Eora state, 26 perspectives of the Starburst global captures the beauty that shone for Dawes and rearranged him at Sydney Cove, amplified and illuminated, engulfed by means of language, stars and landscape.

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