Calendars celebrate Indigenous weather knowledge
ABC (Australia), 2 January 2013

KIMBERLEY, AUSTRALIA: Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) has captured the detailed knowledge Aboriginal people have of Top End weather patterns in a series of calendars. A Darwin-based team spent months working with language groups in the Kimberley to document the environmental indicators they use to predict weather. Most Indigenous groups have their own names for between four and thirteen seasons a year, that are based on observed changes in things like water temperature, cloud formations and the presence of different insects and fish. Project Coordinator Emma Woodward says there is a huge amount of untapped information in Indigenous communities of the north. Read the article …

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