Best wishes for Birok and the festive season!
Yirra Yaakin office will be closed from Thursday 25 December 2014.
Re-opening on Monday 5 January 2015.
*Pronounced: beer – ock. December/January is the dry season of the year, the first part of summer, with strong easterly winds during the day and southerly breezes in the evening. Noongars would practice controlled burning to force native animals into the open, making them easier to hunt. Reptiles are very active during Birok, so women would sweep the camps on returning from gathering water and native vegetables, to make it easier to see the snake tracks.