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Yawuru Location Map
Yawuru Calendar
Approximately 50km north of Broome, showing six seasons
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Mankala Marul Wirralburu Barrgana Wirlburu Larja Mankala

Marul - Hot period April

The hot period after the wet season, when the wind is still. This occurs in approximately April.

Marul is the shortest of the seasons. It begins with the budding of the inland bloodwood and it continues until the south east winds start to blow.

Marul is a time when there is hunting on land as the lizards are getting fat and so are easier to catch and provide a plentiful food source. Also there are lots of birds around at this time including the bar shouldered dove, the crested pigeon and the red winged parrot.

The tides are very high during this period and the sea foods such as the stingray are small.

The sand paper fig and the wild prune are fruiting. The latter is eaten also by the flying foxes. Also in fruit is the Gundurung, a mangrove (Avicennia marina)

Bureau of Meteorology Temperature and Rainfall Graphs for this region

Permission to use the Yawuru seasonal calendar is granted by "Yawuru Native Title Holders Aboriginal Corporation RNTBC ICN 7033".