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Kaurna Miyurna
Seasonal Calendar

There are four distinct weather periods recognised in the Kaurna Miyurna seasonal cycle, as well as winds which can act as seasonal indicators. The mapping of Kaurna seasons to the Australian calendar is approximate as the seasons are very changeable.

Learn more about each season in the downloads below.

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Video Tutorial

Preparing your native garden site ðŸŒ± 

Let us show you how to prepare your native garden planting site.

Learn our special trick on how to remove your plant from the tube. We call it the 'tap, tap, tap, peace sign, tip, tip, tip' method. 

Learning Resources

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Manual

Learn more about the native plants we have grown in our Official Kaurna Food & Fibre Manual.
 

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Curriculum

Learn about the Kaurna Miyurna culture through the endemic species lens

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Warltati

Summer
January - March

Hot season
Warlta - Hot, heat and warmth
 

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Parnati

Autumn
April - June

Windy season
Waitpi - Windy
 

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Kudlila

Winter
July - September

Wet season
Kudlinthi - To wash the earth
 

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Wirltuti

Spring
October - December

Mild warm season
Wirltu - The Eagle's Foot constellation

Many thanks to Uncle Michael Kumatpi Marrutya O'Brien for permission to use the Kaurna season calendar and related information on the Indigenous Weather Knowledge website is given by the Elders/Directors of Kaurna.

Thank you to the SA Museum for providing the image of well-known Kaurna Elder Ivaritji Wartapukarra - seen within the Kaurna Seasonal Calendar Wheel wrapped in possum skin. The photo was taken in 1928. Source: Australian Bureau of Meteorology, http://www.bom.gov.au/iwk/calendars/kaurna.shtml