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Brambuk Calendar
Brambuk calendar from the Halls Gap Region showing six seasons
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Late Summer Autumn Winter Pre-Spring Spring Early Summer

Brambuk - Autumn Late March to June

The Autumn season is depicted by insects, pink heath and being at home in the wuurn.

This season incorporates the following:

Cool mornings and warm, still days.
Red sunrises and golden evenings.
Honeyeaters and wrens searching for moths and insects.
Birds forming flocks and migrating north.
Skinks and tortoises hibernating.
Eels heading to sea for breeding.
Possums beginning to breed.
Flowering of Manna gums and candlebarks.
Red and white “fly agaric” fungi.
Flowering of Banksias and Heath.

Lifestyle descriptors included:

People gathered in villages.
People in the south lived on raised platforms to escape waterlogging.
Layered cooking ovens (used over generations).
Distinct roles and tasks included foraging and gathering by females and hunting by males.

The Brambuk Homelands | Bureau of Meteorology Temperature and Rainfall Graphs for this region

Permission to use the Brambuk seasonal calendar is granted by the Elders/Directors of Brambuk, which includes the Gunditjmara, Winda Mara (Kerrup Jamara), Goolum Goolum, Kirrae Whurrong and Framlingham peoples. A link to the Brambuk website is included, www.brambuk.com.au.