Aboriginal People And Fire Management Powerpoint

Aboriginal People and Fire Management PowerPoint

Use this PowerPoint to get your children thinking about how Aboriginal people shaped the Australian landscape by burning. It covers how burning was conducted, when it was used, why it was important and how it is used today. Use it when you are covering Earth and space sciences or the topic of bushfires. Read More
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Managing Woodlands Through Fire Environment

The forum demonstrated the strengths and future potential of personal and institutional relationships between Aboriginal fire practitioners and government agencies involved in fire management. The case study presentations emphasised the mutually beneficial nature of such collaborations to date.

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Aboriginal fire management and cultural burning NSW

They saw open grassy plains dotted with trees that were the result of fire practices used by the local Aboriginal peoples. Many Aboriginal peoples are skilled in the use of fire to manage the land. For example, the Gumbaynggirr and Banbai groups of the Mid North Coast used to burn the Country to allow species to regenerate and to manage weeds.

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Fire management partnerships AIDR

It notes that Australia’s Indigenous people have a long tradition of systematically and purposefully using fire to manage the landscape, and that the positive impact of Indigenous landscape burning can be seen in the defining features and health of Australia’s terrestrial biodiversity and cultural-ecosystems.

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Aboriginal fire management – part of the solution to

But adapting the principles of Aboriginal patch burning is an important potential strategy to improve fire management and biodiversity outcomes across Australia, be it restoring mosaics of small habitats in rural landscapes, or managing remote areas like the Western Tasmanian Wilderness, and large areas of outback Australia.

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Indigenous Fire Management Kimberley Land Council

How does Indigenous fire management work? Indigenous fire management involves the lighting of ‘cool’ fires in targeted areas during the early dry season between March and July. The fires burn slowly, reducing fuel loads and creating fire breaks. Not all the area is burnt, with the end result a mosaic of burnt and unburnt country.

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Aboriginal fire management – part of the solution to

This style of fire management is a poor facsimile of Aboriginal fire. Fire agencies can only drop incendiaries under specific weather conditions in the middle of the day, when flying is safe. This results in bigger fires and consequently much coarser burn mosaics than was achieved by Aboriginal people burning their estates on foot.

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Aborigines In Australia SlideShare

Notably, just prior to a federal election being called, John Howard in a Speech at the Sydney Institute on October 11 2007 acknowledged some of the failures of the previous policies of his government and said "We must recognize the distinctiveness of Indigenous identity and culture and the right of Indigenous people to preserve that heritage. The crisis of …

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Aboriginal Fire Management Part of the Solution to

Restoring Aboriginal fire management to sustain wildlife and plants is sometimes a goal in conservation reserves. But this is challenging, because beyond some broad generalisations, the specific details of how Aboriginal people burned particular vegetation types are typically unknown. Additionally, in many cases land clearing and introduction of non-native plants and …

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Traditional Aboriginal burning in modern day land management

One example gaining traction is the use of traditional Aboriginal fire management. Indigenous land management included using fire to regenerate flora. Indigenous communities used fire across Australia, and in some areas this created expansive grassland on good soils that in turn encouraged kangaroos to come and were later hunted for food.

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Cool burns: Key to Aboriginal fire management Creative

To start a fire, Aboriginal people traditionally used a tea tree bark torch. Contemporary fire management uses either a kerosene bark torch (the oil in the bark keeps torch alive) or a drip torch (hot fires). The first fire burns a circle around Aboriginal people’s living area so they are safe.

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Aboriginal Cultural Guidelines for Fuel and Fire

1 Aboriginal Cultural Guidelines for Fuel and Fire Management Operations in the ACT 1. Purpose There is extensive recorded material highlighting Aboriginal occupation in the ACT. As land managers with extensive access to remote locations throughout the ACT, it is essential that the PCS FMU is highly aware and competent in identifying, recording and protecting …

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Aboriginal Fire Management: What is Cool Burning?

Unfortunately, with centuries of Euro-Australian suppression of Aboriginal people, the practice of Cool Burning has diminished. Early settlers viewed fire as a threat and were unable to perceive of Cool Burning as a landscape-management practice. This has since exacerbated ecosystem degradation and put much of our land at risk of wildfires. The life severe consequences of this …

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Aboriginal Cultural Burning Aboriginal Heritage Tasmania

Fire used for land management At certain times of the year, Tasmanian Aboriginal people set fire to the bush to encourage new growth and prevent scrub from taking over. The fires they used were small-scale cool fires. Cool burning is a practice where the fire burns at a much lower heat intensity than a wildfire or a modern large scale fuel reduction burn. This sophisticated use of …

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INDIGENOUS LAND MANAGEMENT IN AUSTRALIA

Indigenous land management, with an emphasis on South Australia and the Northern Territory (Davies et al. 2010) 78 Boxes Box 1 Indigenous motivation and the best practice journey: Ikuntji (NT) and Wallis Lake (NSW) 35 Box 2 Indigenous governance and the best practice journey: Dhimurru (NT) and Girringun (QLD) 37 Box 3 Hybrid economies and the best practice journey: …

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What role do aboriginal people play in the management of wildfires?

Aboriginal people have also played a significant role in past and present fire regimes over many thousands of years and continue to manage large parts of Australia through the careful use of fire. One of the best tools to combat wildfires is fire itself.

Why did aboriginals set campfires?

In one story a campfire helped to bring people back to life. In another story a creature scraped fire onto two people who were sleeping. At certain times of the year, Tasmanian Aboriginal people set fire to the bush to encourage new growth and prevent scrub from taking over. The fires they used were small-scale cool fires.

How does indigenous fire management work?

How does Indigenous fire management work? Indigenous fire management involves the lighting of ‘cool’ fires in targeted areas during the early dry season between March and July. The fires burn slowly, reducing fuel loads and creating fire breaks. Not all the area is burnt, with the end result a mosaic of burnt and unburnt country.

What is cultural burning and why did aboriginal people do it?

Before Europeans arrived Aboriginal people were practising a form of fire management that in some respects was more successful than that which has been practised since. Cultural burning is a practice not limited to Australia. Other indigenous peoples applied the same technique, for example the Indigenous Peoples of Canada.

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