Seven seasons and a very rare fish
“Balnba is the rainy season. Dalay is like the monsoon season, the season of the Cyclones. Mayilema is when it starts drying out. And between Dalay and Mayilema you have what we call the season of the knock 'em down … that’s when the last final rain comes - a big, powerful storm - and it knocks over all the spear grass.”
In this episode of The Collection we explore the Larrakia calendar, learn how two-way knowledge sharing can mutually assist both Aboriginal people and collecting institutions, and follow the search for a rare rainbow fish.
Hear from MAGNT’s Senior Curator of Natural Sciences Gavin Dally, and Larrakia elder and ethno-botanist Lorraine Williams.
Duration: 17 mins 10 secs
Broadcast: 20 August 2020
Produced by StoryProjects
Executive Producer: Johanna Bell
Production: Cinnamon Nippard and Lori Uden
Music Composition: James Mangohig
Mixing: Hamish Robertson