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Poorneet Tadpole Season

Seven Seasons of the Kulin People

Poorneet Tadpole Season [September-October]

Temperatures are rising but the rain continues. Flax-lilies are flowering.

flax lily
Flax lilies in flower
Artist - Karina H McInnes
Source - Museum Victoria
'You get a frog and tie his back legs and then put a great big cod hook . . . And you'd have to put a weight. Otherwise you'd see the frog back on the log . . . You'd catch a codfish that way.' Martha Wandin Nevin, 1969

Pied Currawongs call loudly and often.

yam daisy
Yam Daisy in flower
Artist - Karina H McInnes
Source - Museum Victoria

The flowering of plants such as Myrnong, (Yam Daisy), indicates the tubers are ready for eating.

Bulen-bulen (Superb Lyrebird) males have finished displaying.

Days and nights are of equal length.

currawong
Pied Currawong
Artist - Karina H McInnes
Source - Museum Victoria
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