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What is cultural burning?

Catastrophic bushfires have led to a heightened interest in Indigenous burning practices

How do Aboriginal experts use fire to care for their land?

  • Miki Perkins
  • Brisbane Times

Acool, gentle, creeping fire came to the bushland that surrounds the Tang Tang and Thunder swamps in central Victoria, north of Bendigo, in 2019.

It burnt gently through grasslands and connected up with other fires lit on the forest floor to create a mosaic effect.

This fire was lit by Dja Dja Wurrung people, including employees of Forest Fire Management Victoria, and their non-Aboriginal colleagues. It was the first cultural burn in the…

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