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Connecting to Country Short Film featuring NSW Indigenous Protected Area (IPA) Partners

Until recently many Aboriginal people were denied access to their ancestral lands and the opportunities to manage Country in a way that preserves and enhances its cultural and ecological values and connectivity. This situation is changing with the creation of Indigenous Protected Areas (IPAs) around Australia including in North Eastern New South Wales, where Aboriginal land managers are directly involved in […]

Hotspots workshop at Mt Mitchell with Wattleridge IPA Banbai rangers

Mt Mitchell is at the headwaters of the Sara River catchment within the Clarence River drainage, located near the crest of the Great Dividing Range on the New England Tablelands to the west of the extensive Guy Fawkes River gorge system. It falls within the Banbai Aboriginal Nation with numerous highly significant cultural features and […]

January 9th, 2017|Categories: Events, News, Wattleridge|Tags: , , , , |

Community Fire Planning meeting at the Helmet Range

An enthusiastic group of landowners met recently at Wiangaree Hall near Kyogle to support a plan to undertake prescribed control fire management on their properties in the lower Lynch and Collins Creek area that surround the Helmet Ridge.

The meeting was organised by North Coast Local Land Services (LLS) – with funding from the Australian Government’s […]

December 5th, 2016|Categories: Gugin Gudduba, News|Tags: , , , |

Atlas of Living Australia Features Wattleridge Fire and Seasons Calendar

Banbai nation people at Wattleridge Indigenous Protected Area in northern New South Wales are working with Michelle McKemey at the University of New England to develop season and fire calendars.

The calendars represent annual seasonal changes as well as biocultural factors that indicate the right, and wrong, time to burn. They are developed using results of […]

November 7th, 2016|Categories: News, Wattleridge|Tags: |

The importance of Biosecurity in sustaining Aboriginal cultural heritage – video

The Department of Primary Industry has produced a short video featuring two of the NCC Firesticks Project partner properties- Boorabee and the Willows and Wattleridge Indigenous Protected Areas (IPAs). This video shares some of the great work currently underway on the IPAs as the rangers work to remove introduced pests from their country with beneficial effects […]

Conversations With Aboriginal Knowledge: Australian Fire – SUNDAY 18TH SEPTEMBER 2016

Conversations With Aboriginal Knowledge: Aboriginal Fire
A special event at the Public Programs Marquee, Royal Botanical Gardens

3-4pm Sunday 18 September 2016

Conversations With Aboriginal Knowledge contributes to the 32nd Kaldor Public Art Project where Wiradjuri/Kamilaroi artist Jonathan Jones presents barrangal dyara (skin and bones), a vast sculptural installation stretching across 20,000 square-metres of the Royal Botanic Garden from 17 September – […]

September 15th, 2016|Categories: News|

Fire Ecology Students from Southern Cross University (SCU) visit Minyumai IPA

On Tuesday 30th August approximately 50 Undergraduate and Masters Students from 10 different countries visited Minyumai Indigenous Protected Area (IPA) to learn about the cultural and ecological values of the property and the innovative management strategies that are being implemented under the support of the Environmental Trust and the Nature Conservation Council (NCC) Firesticks Project. […]

September 13th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: |

Wattleridge IPA Schools Program – passing down knowledge to future custodians

An initiative between Wattleridge Indigenous Protected Area (IPA), NCC Firesticks and local schools around Guyra NSW recently delivered an engaging and interactive learning program that connected children with Aboriginal elders, IPA Rangers and the local environment using storytelling, on-ground learning and arts and crafts. Around 100 children and accompanying teachers visited the property over three […]

August 31st, 2016|Categories: Events, News, Wattleridge|Tags: , , |

WINBA = FIRE, the Wattleridge IPA Fire and Seasons Calendar

Winba = Fire, the Wattleridge Fire and Seasons calendar, has been developed through collaborative research between Banbai traditional owners and PhD researcher Michelle McKemey. The Fire and Seasons calendar uses ‘biocultural indicators’- noticeable, predictable, seasonal events that may be culturally significant- to tell us when the seasons are changing, and when it is a good […]

August 25th, 2016|Categories: News, Wattleridge|Tags: , , , |

Fire and Seasons Calendar and Blank Template for Download

An output of the PhD research conducted by Michelle McKemey from the University of New England with support from NCC Firesticks is the Winba = Fire, Fire and Seasons Calendar. This calendar has been developed collaboratively with the Banbai rangers from Wattleridge IPA. Another product available for download is a blank Calendar Template that may […]

August 25th, 2016|Categories: Downloads, News, PhD Research, Research + Engagement Protocols, Resources, Wattleridge|Tags: |