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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 - Spring Late August to mid November

The Spring season is depicted by bird eggs, wildflowers and great meetings.

This season incorporates the following:

The days are warmer.
The weather is still tempestuous.
Migratory birds return.
Birds are courting, nesting and laying eggs.
Frogs, snakes, lizards and insects emerge.
Eels migrate downstream.
Platypus lays eggs.
Wildflowers are in bloom.
The bush bursts into life.
An emu appears in the Milky Way.

Lifestyle descriptors included:

Emu eggs were available.
There were great meetings of Aboriginal bands of up to 1000 people for settling legal conflicts, singing and dancing corroborees, wrestling and boomerang throwing competitions, football games, trade, seeking partners for marriage.

Bands were summoned by smoke signals or message sticks.

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.