Djeran (Apr & May)

The Autumn. Season of Adulthood. Time of Marriages and courtship ceremonies.

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The weather cools and winds swing around to the southwest. Bulbs and seeds were collected for food. Yanjidi, an edible root of a species of flag (Typha angustifolia) growing along fresh water streams and banks of pools, is in season in April and May. The broad leaves will have been burned by the summer fires which improve the taste of the root. Fishing of the estuaries and other waters continued. Group fishing in inland lakes and at weirs took place.

Photo Laura Stocker