3Rs events calendar provided by MATSITI Initiative.
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The Arrernte people of Central Australia recognise 5 seasons within their Desert climate. These seasons roughly correspond to the following Western calendar months:
Uterne – December to March; Alhwerrrpeurle – April to May; Alhwerrpa – June to August; Ulpulpe – September; Uterne urle – October to November.
Source: Bureau of Meteorology website – http://www.bom.gov.au/iwk/climate_culture/Indig_seasons.shtml
The Coming of the Light is a holiday celebrated by Torres Strait Islanders on 1 July each year. It recognises the adoption of Christianity through island communities during the late nineteenth century.
Evonne Goolagong Cawley AO MBE (born 31 July 1951) is an Australian former World No. 1 female tennis player. She won her first Wimbledon title in 1971.
NAIDOC Week is held in the first full week of July. It is a time to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and achievements and is an opportunity to recognise the contributions that Indigenous Australians make to Australian country and society.
The theme for 2017 is ‘Our Languages Matter’. The theme celebrates the essential role that languages play in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and transmission of history through story and song.
The flag was first flown on National Aborigine’s Day in Victoria Square in Adelaide on 12 July 1971.