Cultural burns on Minyumai IPA monitoring plots

On the 14th of May rangers from Ngunya Jargoon and Ngulingah assisted Minyumai Indigenous Protected Area (IPA) rangers to successfully carry out prescribed cultural burns on Minyumai plots D and G (see map). To assist with these prescribed burns a fire contracting team Fireland Consultancy from Brisbane (Fireland) and Firesticks staff provided operational fire support, […]

Accredited Fire Fighting Course at Yarrawarra Cultural Centre May 2014

Funded by the Australian Government’s Clean Energy Future Biodiversity Fund under the Firesticks Project and the NSW Rural Fire Service Bushfire Resilience for Aboriginal Communities (BRAC) program, Aboriginal land managers from across Northern NSW met at the Yarrawarra Cultural Centre to participate in fire fighting training whilst increasing the awareness of the cultural significance of burning practices and values.

During […]

June 12th, 2014|Categories: Casino Boolangle, Minyumai, News, Ngulingah, Ngunya Jargoon, Wattleridge, Willows Boorabee|Tags: , |

Lighting the path – Workshops on Cultural Fire, May 2014

Central Tablelands Local Land Service (LLS) Cultural Burning Project hosted a series of workshops on Cultural Fire. Those attending were invited to take part in:

Cultural fire knowledge sharing with Victor Steffensen
Culture sharing.
Fire and land management.
A burn (depending on the conditions)


May 29th, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: |

Firesticks Training at Yarrawarra Cultural Centre, May 2014

After considerable planning and effort put in by both the Rural Fire Service (RFS) and Nature Conservation Council (NCC) the Basic Firefighter Course was held at Yarrawarra Cultural Centre in May 2014. It was a week of two way learning. A great opportunity to share stories and get to know each other.

Images by Dave Curry.

May 28th, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |

International Forest Fire Management Group: Study Tour, 3-4 May 2014

As part of an International study tour, representatives from Canada, U.S.A and Mexico enjoyed lemon myrtle bush tea whist discussing the vision of Firesticks around a campfire on Ngunya Jargoon IPA.

The International visitors viewed the Firesticks talk as a tour highlight and have requested to maintain ongoing engagement to exchange fire management strategies, especially with […]

May 5th, 2014|Categories: News, Ngunya Jargoon|Tags: , |

Cultural Connection to Place and Friction to Fire Workshops, 7-8 April 2014

The Nature Conservation Council of NSW hosted “Fire Friction and Cultural Connections” workshop programs which were delivered in collaboration with Fat Kangaroo (Dr Miles Holmes and Matt Forde), Macquarie University’s National Indigenous Science Education Program and the Maclean High School.

Participants gathered from across Yaegl and Bundjalung Nations, with others joining from Coffs Harbour and Sydney […]

April 9th, 2014|Categories: News, Reports|Tags: |