A Meriam Calendar, Ancient & Modern
Meriam life swings upon an axis of the two great seasons in the tropical year: the cool, southeast trade winds' season, between April and early August, and the hot and rainy "northwest" season, from December to March.
There is also the transitional "northeast season" and the time of the southwest winds.
...we call it Watai...
Land Bilong Islanders, Las, Watai, wind
...I use nature for my book...
calendar, canoes, gardening, housing, Mer, Meriam culture, Passi, Sam, Stars of Tagai, yams
housing, Meriam culture, Meriam history
Malo Dance 1967
dancing, Land Bilong Islanders, Las, Malo, Malo dance, Malo's laws, Meriam culture, sacred
fishing, sea, shells, Stars of Tagai, trade
...It's a Yam...
food gathering, gardening, Land Bilong Islanders, land use, Meriam culture, yams
Meriam culture, Stars of Tagai, Tagai, Torres Strait
...This yam is like a bank...
Land Bilong Islanders, land ownership, yams
Elders Demonstrating a range of traditional skills, Native Title Week, Mer
Jun, 4, 1997
Meriam culture, traditional skills
Malo ceremonial dance as drawn by A.C.Haddon
ceremony, Haddon, A.C., Malo's laws, Meriam culture, songs
Adapted To Their Continent
Australia, First Fleet, indigenous people, land use
Las, Las, Mabo, Edward Koiki, Malo, Mer, Meriam culture, Meriam history, Murray Island, Piadaram, Zogo le
Listening To The Sea
fishing, Great Barrier Reef, sea rights, seafarers