Noongar Aboriginal Seasons

Although mainstream education teaches the four seasons of Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter, Western Australia’s Noongar Aboriginal people lived by six seasons. Life was lived according to the six seasons, moving according to the availability of various food sources, weather patterns and cultural habits.

 

Winter Solstice | 21st June

Winter Solstice | 21st June

The June Solstice, also known as the winter solstice, marks the shortest day of the year in the southern hemisphere and in south-west WA.

Autumn Equinox | 20th March

Autumn Equinox | 20th March

What happens during equinox? The March equinox, also known as the Autumn equinox, marks the transition from summer to autumn in the southern hemisphere. The March equinox also means that almost everywhere will have roughly equal times of daylight and darkness! The...

Noongar calendar six seasons: Bunuru

Noongar calendar six seasons: Bunuru

Western Australia’s Noongar Aboriginal people live by six seasons. In February and March, it’s Bunuru, the hottest time of the year with little to no rain.

Summer Solstice | 21st December

Summer Solstice | 21st December

The December Solstice, also known as the summer solstice, marks the longest day of the year in the southern hemisphere and in south-west WA.

Noongar calendar six seasons: Djeran

Noongar calendar six seasons: Djeran

Western Australia’s Noongar Aboriginal people lived by six seasons. In April and May it’s Djeran, the time of the year where the cooler weather begins.

Noongar calendar six seasons: Kambarang

Noongar calendar six seasons: Kambarang

Western Australia’s Noongar Aboriginal people lived by six seasons. In October and November, it’s Kambarangn the season of birth. The second spring is marked by longer dry periods