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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 - Late summer Late January to late March

The Late Summer season is depicted by eels, galaxia, baby animals, mistletoe as well as eeling and fishing.

This season incorporates the following:

Hot, dry days.
Scarcity of surface water.
High bushfire risk.
The peaking of eel and galaxia (fish) migration.
Young birds and mammals emerging.
Boxing kangaroos.
Snakes basking in the sun.
Stick insects and Spitfire Grubs attacking tree foliage.
Flowering of Messmate and Mistletoe.
The night sky is bright with stars.

Lifestyle descriptors included:

Eel trapping (a favourite food).
Stone huts on Salt Creek for the eel harvest.
Herbal medicines available.
-Old Man weed for cold and chest complaints
-Tannins from gums and wattles for stomach complaints and burns
Navigation at night by stars.
Star formations have creation stories attached.

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.