By Steven & Evan Strong
There is an article that appeared on NexusNewsfeed October 26, that from the time I read it felt compelled to add some numbers and stretch some geographical boundaries. From the beginning we want to make it clear that this critique is certainly not directed at the online magazine, which we feel is the best source of the real truth in this country, nor are we questioning the author of the report, or the scholars involved in what is a genuine discovery. In the simplest terms the Greek astronomer, named Hipparchus (190 BC to 120BC), who was considered to be the “father of scientific astronomy”(1) and the scholars understandably believe they have found “fragments”(2) in his writings of what they claim to be the “oldest star map”(3) yet found.
According to eminent historian and general, Pliny the Elder, apparently what led Hipparchus down this celestial path and chart, was the movement of one “star in its line of radiance led him to wander whether this was a frequent occurrence, whether the star that we think to be fixed are also in motion.”(4) The researchers are adamant the star map is being deciphered and if so, means that this map of the stars in motion was compiled about two-thousand-two-hundred-years ago and is the oldest in the world.
Before even finishing the article, my head kept objecting to the timing and location, more to the point we have evidence and endorsement from one of the top universities in Australia, Sydney University. They too have analysed a star map, that was created by Australian Original people, and the number they calculated is more than double that of the Greek date.
How that date came about and what happened after is a tale of deceit, denial and outright lies. This all began in the late 1980’s when some open-minded researchers, led by Paul White, were recording and investigating the 300 odd hieroglyphs engraved into three sandstone walls near Gosford. One from the party, for reasons unknown, decided to look a little further and above.
No more than fifty metres from these hieroglyphs is a set of circular star markers engraved into a sloped rock platform. They carefully reproduced a star chart, and whether through a close association with academics at Sydney University or due to an extremely bold and curious academic who was part of the on-site investigators, whatever the reason or motivation, the academics at Sydney University agreed to use their expertise and technology to determine whether it actually was a star map, and if possible, supply a date.
And that is exactly what happened, and once realising how deep the ‘archaeological Pandora’s Box’ was, they shut up shop and denied everything. When approached they had no option but to agree that the map was received and analysed, but the work was lost and map misplaced. For quite some time, we heard stories and rumours of this map and hints of a date that ran back into the thousands, and in some unsourced dispatches there was talk that the date matched the timing of Khufu’s two sons (Nefer-Ti-Ru and Nefer-Di-Jseb) whose names are claimed to be inscribed on the walls. But without a printed read out with a Sydney University banner we gave this idle chatter no credence and assumed that this was deliberate ‘red herring’ designed to distract or mislead.
We maintained this sceptical ambivalent stance until that same Sydney University star chart was given to us. Not only did it have a date of 2500 BC, it went further in providing a month, day and actual time. A total of over 4,500 years is more than double what Hipparchus calculated. Moreover, this map is not hidden inside paper texts requiring over a dozen scholars to decipher, but to this day is clearly engraved into rock. What almost beggars’ belief is that this is the oldest date in the planet supplying the first evidence of serious astronomy and is located in an ancient society lacking in pens, paper, permanent buildings or even clothes.
Why is it that the experts at Sydney University must have been aware of the significance of this science from the time the date was registered, but managed to say nothing, do nothing and conveniently misplace everything? This is not just bad science, it is a dishonest, deliberate attempt to hide the truth. The only question remaining does not relate to the credentials of that date, but why is it that the lack of integrity shown by the so-called experts was allowed to remain unchallenged even after the results were found and published by us in a report written close to a decade ago? There has been no response, apology or correction, just a wall of indifference and silence.
Although no comment has been forthcoming through any official channel, there is one piece of nearby offending archaeology that seems so interconnected and so unwelcome. The hieroglyphs are so close, and if authentic are easy to date, particularly one cartouche which supplies the name of one of Khufu’s sons, Nefer-Di-Jseb. Khufu’s reign in Egypt occurred a little over 4,500 years ago. While the hieroglyphs are engraved with no less than a blade and form symbols that have a direct Egyptian translation, the star markers were made with rock-on-rock technology, which means they were made by the local Darkinjooong tribe alone. A reasonable case can be made that the star markers were made when the brothers first came or soon after, as a way of commemorating their arrival. There is already plenty of supporting evidence that this is so, but throwing in the fact that this date is inferred on the walls and confirmed by computer modelling certainly adds weight to the belief Egyptians were in Australia in very ancient times.
Put together this ancient narrative and the star map so close by, and they present a very compelling case. But could it be the fact that a few hundred metres away is the site of a proposed seventy lot residential housing estate, and that may be the ‘X-factor’ in this legal equation? Knowing that the law demands that once the potential of a sacred site is acknowledged, all clearing and building ceases, and if proved to be a legitimate site, not only would the residential site have to cease, it must also desist. It really doesn’t matter whether the hieroglyphs are rightfully validated, the star map is sufficient proof of itself. Which means the unprotected engraved star must be protected and a no-go barrier is five-hundred metres is the very first step. But if the authorities can successfully ignore the map, university verdict and the whole truth, then excavate and construct at your leisure.
So, the solution to this impasse is very simple, lose, deny and then say nothing when the lie falls apart. Regardless of the deceit, motivations to obstruct and dereliction of academic standards, the fact remains there is a dated and verified site in Australia that is the oldest in the world which is not protected, gazetted or acknowledged. That is the only truth on this table. Of course, one could ask if they have the proof and science and decided to ignore and destroy, is that the only example of such wilful disregard of any semblance of good science? Or is it merely the ‘tip of the iceberg?’
(1): Ben Turner, 26th Oct., 2022.”World’s oldest complete star map, lost for millennia, found inside medieval manuscript”,
From: (Source: livescience.com; October 21, 2022; https://tinyurl.com/4stj3xkt)
(2) – (4): Ibid.