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Kangaroo-apple Season

Seven Seasons of the Kulin People

Kangaroo-apple Season [December]

Changeable, thundery weather.

goanna
Goanna
Artist - Karina H McInnes
Source - Museum Victoria

Dhuling (Goannas) are active.

Buliyong (bats) are catching insects in flight.

Days are long and nights are short.


'Usually when a storm's coming, rain birds, black cockatoos, yellow crested, they come down from the mountains. And you can bet on it within two or three days it rains. Never fails. Two days and it rains. And they make a racket.' Brian Paterson, 1999

Fruits appear on Kangaroo-apple bushes. Bali (Cherry Ballart) is fruiting. Bundjil (Wedge-tailed Eagles) are breeding. Bunjil, the Creation Being, is also referred to as the 'eaglehawk'.

kangaroo apple
Kangaroo-apple fruit
Artist - Karina H McInnes
Source - Museum Victoria
cherry ballart
Native Cherry fruits
Artist - Karina H McInnes
Source - Museum Victoria
wedge-tailed eagle
Wedge-tailed eagle
Artist - Karina H McInnes
Source - Museum Victoria

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