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We have worked with a number of Indigenous language groups to create a series of calendars representing their seasonal and ecological knowledge.
Traditional knowledge, like that captured in these Indigenous seasons calendars, can tell us much about the ecology of Australia.
Members of the Gulumoerrgin (Larrakia) language group, from the Darwin region in the Northern Territory, worked with CSIRO to create a calendar using their seasonal knowledge.
Ngan'gi knowledge holders from the Nauiyu Nambiyu community in the Daly River region of Northern Territory worked with CSIRO to create a seasonal calendar.
MalakMalak traditional owners from the Daly River region in the Northern Territory worked with CSIRO to create a seasonal calendar of plant knowledge.
Members of the Wagiman language group from the Daly River in the Northern Territory worked with CSIRO to create a calendar of key Wagiman plants and animals.
Traditional Owners from the Tiwi Islands, north of Darwin in the Northern Territory, worked with CSIRO to create two calendars representing Tiwi seasonal ecological knowledge.
Traditional Owners from Kunbarlanja (Gunbalanya) in western Arnhem Land have documented Kunwinjku knowledge of the seasons and the environment in a calendar.
Members of Muludja community from the Kimberley region in Western Australia worked with CSIRO to create a seasonal calendar.
Members of the Walmajarri language group from the Kimberley region of Western Australia worked with CSIRO to create a calendar using their seasonal knowledge.
The Ngadju (also known as the Marlpa) people of Western Australia retain a detailed knowledge about their Indigenous ‘calendar’ of times, seasons and indicators as it pertains to Ngadju country.
Kakadu Traditional Owner, Violet Lawson, worked with CSIRO to create a calendar of Ngurrungurrudjba (Yellow Water) seasons.
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Last updated: Last updated: 19 April 2016
Printed from: Indigenous seasons calendars (http://csiroaucd1-cdc.it.csiro.au/en/Research/Environment/Land-management/Indigenous/Indigenous-calendars)