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Come on all you Baldivis and surrounding area quiz champs!
 
On Saturday night the 31st July we are holding a Quiz Night for our local Youth Projects.
7pm Start @Peel Manor House (Fletcher Road, Karnup)
 
A chance to prove your team is the best in the area and support Baldivis Rotary in raising money for youth projects
Tables of eight at only $20 per member, and even if you can’t get a team of eight, take the challenge as an individual, and we will place you into a team
 
A night of fun for all but with youth projects the centre of attention!!
Booking/ Payment link click here...or cut and paste https://www.trybooking.com/BSHKK
 
For more info either text 0438939906 or click to email
 
 
 
 
About Our Club
Baldivis

We meet In Person
Mondays
Peel Manor House
164 Fletcher Road
Karnup, WA 6176
Australia
Phone:
0493 120 406
7:00PM every second Monday
6 SEASONS IN YEAR

Noongar Six Seasons

Aboriginal seasons guided by the land

Unlike the European calendar, there are six Noongar seasons in Western Australia’s South West region, which are indicated by changes in local plants and animals. Learn how to pick the change of seasons with this handy guide.

Traditionally Noongar people hunted and gathered food according to the seasons, being guided by the signs in nature as to which animal and plant resources were plentiful at those times.

Locally there are 6 seasons starting December and about 2 months each.  

 
BIRAK
BUNURU
DJERAN
MAKURU
DJILBA
KAMBARANG

Makuru (June – July)

Makaru sees the coldest and wettest time of the year come into full swing. Traditionally, this was a good time of the year to move back inland from the coast as the winds turned to the west and south bringing the cold weather, rains and occasionally snow on the peaks of the Stirling and Porongurup Ranges.

As the waterways and catchments started to fill, people were able to move about their country with ease and thus their food sources changed from sea, estuarine and lake foods to those of the lands in particular the grazing animals such as the kangaroo. As well as a food source, animals provided people with many other things. For example, 'Yongar' or kangaroos not only provided meat but also 'bookas' (animal skin cloaks that were used as the nights became much cooler). Nothing was left; even the bones and sinews were used in the manufacturing of bookas and for hunting tools such as spears.

Makuru is also a time for a lot of animals to be pairing up in preparation for breeding in the coming season. If you look carefully, you might now see pairs of 'Wardongs' (ravens) flying together. You also notice these pairs not making the usual 'ark ark arrrrrk' that these birds are well known for when flying solo. Upon the lakes and rivers of the South West, you'll also start to see a large influx of the Black Swan or 'Mali' as they too prepare to nest and breed.

Flowers that will start to emerge include the blues and purples of the Blueberry Lilly (Dianella revoluta) and the Purple Flags (Patersonia occidentalis). As the season comes to a close, you should also start to notice the white flowers of the weeping peppermint (Agonis flexuosa) as the blues start to make way for the white and cream flowers of Djilba.

More information is available at:

http://www.bom.gov.au/iwk/nyoongar/index.shtml

https://www.ecu.edu.au/centres/kurongkurl-katitjin/cultural-ambassador-program/nyoongar-six-seasons

 
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Upcoming Events
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Andrew Ralph
Sep 20, 2021 7:00 PM
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