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Eningerrberriba-langwa Calendar

Yaka-manja Yimawura - Akilarrkiyelyukwa

Bush Calendar: this season - Rainy (summer) season

Spoken by Judy Lalara

 

All bush calendar entries:

Angarrakaka - jungle currant (Antidesma ghaesembilla)

Angarrakaka in fruit, January-February

Ena angarrakaka nalungkuwarringinama ekbulkuwurrariya-manja akwa murungwena-manja.

Arakbawiya warnumamalya nuwalikarnuma erriberriba-wa narrarrkarrangbama amamamuwa amaninga biya nalawurradina-manja angalyuwa narraminuwilyaka-ma wurriyukwayuwa-langwa kajungwa kuwalyubarina-yada.

Ena angarrakaka eningaba aninga.

— Yingerrikarranguma Judy Lalara

 

Judy Lalara harvests angarrakaka

The angarrakaka or jungle currant trees grow in the jungle and in swampy areas. Their fruit appears in January and February.

A long time ago, people ate the fruit. They brought some home for the children to eat.

Jungle currant is good fruit!

— Written by Judy Lalara

For more information about Aboriginal cultural calendars, see the Australian Bureau of Meteorology's Indigenous Weather Knowledge web pages.

You can purchase locally-produced Angarrakaka Lip Balm from our friends at Bush Medijina - see the product page.