Welcome to Makuru

Published on Wednesday, 5 June 2024 at 1:33:20 PM

Welcome to Makuru, the season of fertility. 

Spanning from June to July, Makuru is the coldest and wettest time of the year. As the season progresses, the nights will become cooler and damper along with some cool and rainy days.

This is when the Nyoongar people would move away from the sea and head inland, away from the cold winds that bring the wet weather.

As the waterways and catchments started to fill, people were able to move about their country with ease and thus their food sources changed from sea, estuarine and lake foods to those of the lands.

Makuru is also a time for a lot of animals to pair up in preparation for breeding in the coming season.

Flowers that will start to emerge include the blues and purples of the blueberry lily (Dianella revoluta) and the purple flags (Patersonia occidentalis).

In recognition of the Town's commitment to reconciliation and our acknowledgement of the Six Nyoongar Seasons – which represent and explain the seasonal changes we experience annually – the Town commissioned Aboriginal artist, Yabini Kickett, to create artwork for each of the seasons, unique to the Town of East Fremantle.

View the stunning artwork, and learn more.

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