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The Gadgerong people of the North West Northern Territory observe 3 seasons within their Monsoon Tropics climate. These seasons roughly correspond to the following Western calendar months:
Mayurr – January to March; Nguag/Gagulong – April to September; Bandenyirrin – October to December.
Source: Bureau of Meteorology website – http://www.bom.gov.au/iwk/climate_culture/Indig_seasons.shtml
The D’harawal people from the North Eastern NSW Central East Coast recognise six seasons. These seasons roughly correspond to the following Western calendar months:
Time of Burran – Gadalung Marool (hot and dry) – January to March; Time of Marrai’gang – Bana’murrai’yung (wet becoming cooler) – April to May; Time of Burrugin – Tugarah Tuli (cold, frosty, short days) – June to July; Time of Wiritjiribin – Tugarah Gunya’marri (cold and windy) – August; Time of Ngoonungi – Murrai’yunggory (cool, getting warmer) – September to October; Time of Parra’dowee – Goray’murrai (warm and wet) – November to December.
Source: Bureau of Meteorology website – http://www.bom.gov.au/iwk/dharawal/index.shtml
Sir Douglas “Doug” Nicholls, was a prominent Aboriginal Australian from the Yorta Yorta people. He was a professional athlete, Churches of Christ pastor and a pioneering campaigner for reconciliation.
Nicholls was the first Aboriginal person to be knighted and also the first appointed to vice-regal office, as Governor of South Australia on 1 December 1976.
For more information see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douglas_Nicholls
On 6 December 1938 Wallithica Elder William Cooper led a delegation of the Australian Aboriginal League to the German Consulate in Melbourne to deliver a petition which condemned the “cruel persecution of the Jewish people by the Nazi government of Germany.” The protest has been referred to as “the only private protest against the Germans following Kristallnacht.”
For more about William Cooper please see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Cooper_%28Aboriginal_Australian%29
Go to http://www.nntt.gov.au/nativetitleclaims/Pages/default.aspx for more information.