One of the worlds longest continues culture of 50,000 years has some of the most interesting beliefs relating to country & environment. Lets face it this indigenous group relied on nature in one of the harshest & most extreme landscapes in the world.
In the southwest of Australia, the Noongar seasonal calendar includes six different seasons in a yearly cycle.
Birak : December ~ January
Bunuru : Febuary ~ March
Djeran : April ~ May
Makuru : June ~ July
Djilba : August ~ September
Kambarang : October ~ November
Each of the six seasons represents and explains the seasonal changes we see annually. The flowering of many different plants, the hibernation of reptiles and the molting of swans are all helpful indicators that the seasons are changing.
The Noongar seasons can be long or short and are indicated by what is happening and changing around us rather than by dates on a calendar. Aligning Noongar seasons with Western calendar months can provide an overview of a typical year.
This six season calendar is extremely important to Noongar people, as it is a guide to what nature is doing at every stage of the year, as well as understanding respect for the land in relation to plant and animal fertility cycles and land and animal preservation.
See explained in this video below