David Dalaithngu

Created by Matt Millikan
Chief Astronomer

Featured in this constellation

The Tracker

Charlie's Country

The Nightingale

Ten Canoes

Sweet Country


David Dalaithngu was a Yolngu man of the Mandhalpuyngu speech of the Djinba language. As a young boy, Dalaithngu was an accomplished hunter, tracker and dancer, which he turned into an acclaimed film career that saw him win the Best Actor award at the Cannes Film Festival (for Charlie's Country) and an AACTA for The Tracker, among his many honours.