We have a bushfire crisis in the northern parts of Perth and surrounds which is impacting many people. Homes and animals have been lost and a world of memories are gone. For those wishing to assist our fellow West Australians there are many ways to help. Initially though, money is the best way to give. Rotary has set up an appeal through RAWCS (Rotary Australia World Community Service) which is accepting donations now. 
Flames and black smoke rise skywards as firefighters stand near a fence and a fire appliance with a fire hose on the ground.
 
Another option is the Lord Mayor's Distress Relief Fund.
 
Both of these fund offer tax deductibility for donations over two dollars. 
 
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Peel Manor House
164 Fletcher Road
Karnup, WA 6176
Australia
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0438 885 495
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

Bunuru (February - March)

The Noongar Season ‘Bunuru’ is represented by the colour orange and is the hottest time of the year.

Bunuru is the hottest time of the year with little to no rain. Hot easterly winds continue with a cooling sea breeze most afternoons – if you're close to the coast.

Traditionally this was, and still is, a great time for living and fishing by the coast, rivers and estuaries. Because of this, freshwater foods and seafood made up major parts of the Noongar people’s diet during Bunuru.

Bunuru is also a time of the white flowers with lots of white flowering gums in full bloom, including jarrah, marri and ghost gums.

Another striking flower to look out for is the female zamia (Macrozamia riedlei). Being much larger than its male counterpart, the huge cones emerge from the centre of the plant with masses of a cotton wool like substance.

As the hot and dry weather continues, the seed cones change from green to bright red, indicating they're ripening and becoming more attractive to animals, particularly the emu, that will eat the toxic fleshy outer layer.

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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