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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

Wirralburu - cooling period May

A cooling time occurring approximately in May. Wirralburu is the beginning of the strengthening south east winds. It is a very dry period. No rain. The days are still hot but there is a cooling and the nights are pleasant.

The flowering of the inland bloodwood indicates the arrival of this season. Many of the acacias begin to flower including the soap tree and pindan wattle. The bush onion bulb can now be eaten.

The lizards are fat and heading underground to hibernate. The kangaroo and agile wallaby are a food source. As are the crested pigeon and the honey eaters.

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".