NATIONAL INDIGENOUS FIRE WORKSHOP
The National Indigenous Fire Workshop was held over three days in July at Arthur Boyd’s former property, Bundanon Trust, being Yuin land on the NSW south coast. It was an immensely informative, moving and culturally enriching experience to be educated about traditional and still relevant, but neglected, uses of fire by the traditional custodians of […]

The National Indigenous Fire Workshop was held over three days in July at Arthur Boyd’s former property, Bundanon Trust, being Yuin land on the NSW south coast. It was an immensely informative, moving and culturally enriching experience to be educated about traditional and still relevant, but neglected, uses of fire by the traditional custodians of the land and their descendants.

The workshop was led by Mulong and the Firesticks Alliance, and supported by The Importance of Campfires and Design Collaboration and Country (University of Technology, Jumbunna and Firesticks). The vision is to bring Indigenous fire practices to the forefront of caring for our communities and environment.

“Australia’s First Peoples have a deep understanding of how to care for Country with the right fire. A good, nurturing, beautiful fire. A cool fire, burned at the right time, in a way that protects parent trees, seasonal plants, animals and the canopy.”

 

View the 2018 National Indigenous Fire Workshop Report

Photograph of tree sap at Firesticks Workshop at Bundanon Trust in Illaroo on the South Coast of NSW
Photograph of indigenous flag at Firesticks Workshop at Bundanon Trust in Illaroo on the South Coast of NSW
Photograph of river stories tour at Firesticks Workshop at Bundanon Trust in Illaroo on the South Coast of NSW
Photograph of children watching Djaadjawan Dancers of Yuin Country performing at Firesticks Workshop at Bundanon Trust in Illaroo on the South Coast of NSW
Photograph of Djaadjawan Dancers of Yuin Country performing at Firesticks Workshop at Bundanon Trust in Illaroo on the South Coast of NSW
Photograph of Djaadjawan Dancers of Yuin Country performing at Firesticks Workshop at Bundanon Trust in Illaroo on the South Coast of NSW
Photograph of Djaadjawan Dancers of Yuin Country performing at Firesticks Workshop at Bundanon Trust in Illaroo on the South Coast of NSW
Photograph of Djaadjawan Dancers of Yuin Country performing at Firesticks Workshop at Bundanon Trust in Illaroo on the South Coast of NSW
Photograph of Djaadjawan Dancers of Yuin Country performing at Firesticks Workshop at Bundanon Trust in Illaroo on the South Coast of NSW
Photograph of Djaadjawan Dancers of Yuin Country performing at Firesticks Workshop at Bundanon Trust in Illaroo on the South Coast of NSW
Photograph of Djaadjawan Dancers of Yuin Country performing at Firesticks Workshop at Bundanon Trust in Illaroo on the South Coast of NSW
Photograph of story telling at Firesticks Workshop at Bundanon Trust in Illaroo on the South Coast of NSW
Photograph of story telling at Firesticks Workshop at Bundanon Trust in Illaroo on the South Coast of NSW
Photograph of story telling at Firesticks Workshop at Bundanon Trust in Illaroo on the South Coast of NSW
Photograph of types of burn demonstration at Firesticks Workshop at Bundanon Trust in Illaroo on the South Coast of NSW
Photograph of types of burn demonstration at Firesticks Workshop at Bundanon Trust in Illaroo on the South Coast of NSW
Photograph of types of burn demonstration at Firesticks Workshop at Bundanon Trust in Illaroo on the South Coast of NSW
Photograph of types of burn demonstration at Firesticks Workshop at Bundanon Trust in Illaroo on the South Coast of NSW
Photograph of types of burn demonstration at Firesticks Workshop at Bundanon Trust in Illaroo on the South Coast of NSW
Photograph of types of burn demonstration at Firesticks Workshop at Bundanon Trust in Illaroo on the South Coast of NSW
Photograph of indigenous spear throwing competition at Firesticks Workshop at Bundanon Trust in Illaroo on the South Coast of NSW
Photograph of indigenous spear throwing competition at Firesticks Workshop at Bundanon Trust in Illaroo on the South Coast of NSW
Photograph of indigenous spear throwing competition at Firesticks Workshop at Bundanon Trust in Illaroo on the South Coast of NSW
Photograph of indigenous spear throwing competition at Firesticks Workshop at Bundanon Trust in Illaroo on the South Coast of NSW
Photograph of indigenous performers of live music at Firesticks Workshop at Bundanon Trust in Illaroo on the South Coast of NSW
Photograph of indigenous performers of live music at Firesticks Workshop at Bundanon Trust in Illaroo on the South Coast of NSW
Photograph of indigenous performers of live music at Firesticks Workshop at Bundanon Trust in Illaroo on the South Coast of NSW
Photograph of indigenous performers of live music at Firesticks Workshop at Bundanon Trust in Illaroo on the South Coast of NSW
Photograph of cool and slow cultural burn at Firesticks Workshop at Bundanon Trust in Illaroo on the South Coast of NSW
Photograph of cool and slow cultural burn at Firesticks Workshop at Bundanon Trust in Illaroo on the South Coast of NSW
Photograph of cool and slow cultural burn at Firesticks Workshop at Bundanon Trust in Illaroo on the South Coast of NSW
Photograph of cool and slow cultural burn at Firesticks Workshop at Bundanon Trust in Illaroo on the South Coast of NSW
Photograph of cool and slow cultural burn at Firesticks Workshop at Bundanon Trust in Illaroo on the South Coast of NSW
Photograph of cool and slow cultural burn at Firesticks Workshop at Bundanon Trust in Illaroo on the South Coast of NSW
Photograph of cool and slow cultural burn at Firesticks Workshop at Bundanon Trust in Illaroo on the South Coast of NSW
Photograph of cool and slow cultural burn at Firesticks Workshop at Bundanon Trust in Illaroo on the South Coast of NSW
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