Bunuru is the Hottest Season of the Year

8 February 2022

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At the start of February we entered a new season in the Aboriginal calendar, Bunuru.

But what does this mean? Noongar young leader and member of the Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress of WA, Mitch joined Bec and Jeziel to help us understand this season a little bit better. His father taught him to identify the different seasons. “He made sure to embed this changing of season, amongst other cultural stuff. Made it part of my life.”

Bunuru lasts from February to March, it is the hottest season with little to no rainfall. But it is a great time for fishing by the coast, rivers and lakes. “Bunuru is a time the families gather around the lakes, close to the ocean, rivers. The opposite of Bunuru is is Makuru where we receive the most rainfall for the year. “We gather what we can and see the land be revegetated.”

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