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Indigenous Australians | Quick facts
Aboriginal Plant Use
At least half of the food eaten by Aborigines came from plants.
Indigenous Cultures and contact history
Explore the people and places associated with these objects through stories, images, videos and activities.
Aboriginal communities across northern and western Australia have helped to develop seasonal calendars based on their ecological knowledge. The calendars link meteorological patterns with changes in plant and animal life across the year.
Indigenous Weather Knowledge
Learn more about the Indigenous Weather Knowledge (IWK) website and the Bureau of Meteorology's commitment to strengthening respectful and collaborative relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.