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Ngurrungurrudjba (Yellow Water) seasons calendar

Details:

Title

Ngurrungurrudjba (Yellow Water) seasons calendar

Creator

Lawson, Violet; McKaige, Barbara

Collection

E-Publications; E-Books; PublicationNT

Date

2016

Location

Kakadu National Park

Description

Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).; The wetlands of Kakadu, including Ngurrungurrudjba, are listed under the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance (the Ramsar Convention) for their outstanding ecological, botanical, zoological, and hydrological features. Ms Lawson's calendar documents ecological knowledge about Ngurrungurrudjba that has been passed down to her from her mother, preserving it for future generations. The Ngurrungurrudjba calendar also means that important cultural knowledge is now accessible to the tens of thousands of people who visit Kakadu each year. - Website

Notes

CSIRO worked with Violet Lawson, a Traditional Owner from the Ngurrungurrudjba (Yellow Water) region in Kakadu National Park in the Northern Territory, to document Kundjeyhmi knowledge of the seasons and the environment in a calendar. The calendar was developed as part of the National Environmental Research Program’s Northern Australia Hub and with support from the Bininj Gunwok Language Project

Table of contents

Ngurrungurrudjba Seasons: Kudjewk - Hot, wet and humid monsoon season -- Bangkerreng - Knock 'em down storms -- Yekke - Relatively cool time with low humidity -- Wurrkeng - Coolest and driest season -- Kunumeleng - Air becomes more humid and thunderstorms build in the afternoons.

Language

English

Subject

Traditional ecological knowledge; Seasons; Climate and weather; Indigenous knowledge; Bush tucker; Environment

Publisher name

CSIRO Land and Water

Place of publication

Darwin

Format

1 page : colour illustrations ; poster

File type

application/pdf.

Copyright owner

Check within Publication or with content Publisher.

Related links

https://www.csiro.au/en/Research/Environment/Land-management/Indigenous/Indigenous-calendars/Ngurrungurrudjba

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/284857

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/407713


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