Friday, January 16, 2009

Australian Seasonal Chart

This chart shows some of the seasons that occur through Australia. The first, however, shows the traditional pagan festivals converted to suit the solstices. The others are Coastal Sydney: from my own studies, Darug/Western Sydney: an indigenous calendar, Melbourne: from a study at Monash University, and the Tropical and Central Northern Territory is from a study of indigenous weather by the government.
It is interesting, yet hardly surprising that there is so much diversity across the country. Australia is almost the same size as continental Europe, and we would never dream that things would be the same in Spain as in Norway! There are many different climates and micro climates, so working on an 'Australian Wheel of the Year' that would work for the whole country is nonsense. What we need to do is research our own local areas and find connection with its individuality so that we can understand its unique and localised seasonal changes.


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