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Nyoongar Season Snapshot: Djilba

Monday, 07 August 2017

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In the South West of Australia, there are six seasons in the Nyoongar year, rather than the four European seasons.

The six distinct seasons: Birak, Bunuru, Djeran, Makuru, Djilba and Kambarang, serve to better represent and explain the seasonal differences that we witness each year. They can be shorter or longer and are indicated by changes in the flora and fauna around us, rather than by dates on a calendar.

Djilba is represented by the colour is represented by the colour pink as it symbolises growth of wildflowers and plants.

Check out the reference for Djilba and see if you recognise any of the signs happening around you.

For more information, contact ECU Cultural Awareness Officer Jason Barrow

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