CSIRO and the Tropical Rivers and Coastal Knowledge (TRaCK) research hub

What we did

The Larrakia seasonal calendar was originally developed as a poster by CSIRO with the Gulumoerrgin (Larrakia) people.

We worked with CSIRO researchers to:

  • conceptualise an interactive online educational version of the original poster version of the calendar
  • develop the design brief 
  • select the designer to implement the project.

Sydney agency Design Royale were selected to design the online Larrakia seasonal calendar.

We think it’s beautiful.


Larrakia seasonal calendar - interactive version

Larrakia seasonal calendar

An Indigenous seasonal calendar is a way of passing on information that is important to a particular group of people.

Indigenous Australians pass on knowledge and information through storytelling and artwork, and people learn by observing and imitating family and friends.

The Larrakia calendar shows signs from nature which help local people decide when to hunt, harvest and burn. It shows how weather, land, plants, animals and people—both past and present—are all interrelated.

The calendar is intended for primary and high school students, teachers and the broader community.