About mitra

This author has not yet filled in any details.
So far mitra has created 25 blog entries.

Announcing 2018 National Indigenous Fire Workshop (NSW)

We are pleased to announce the launch of the National Indigenous Fire Workshop for 2018. This years workshop will be the 10th to be conducted and will be based for the first time outside of Cape York.
The workshop will be held at the Bundanon Trust Reserve in the south coast of NSW and hosted by the […]

February 4th, 2018|Categories: 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: |

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 and designed by Sian Hromek, Lyndal Harris and Jacqueline Gothe (UTS). Available […]

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

Banbai cultural exchange with Coastal IPAs

On the 31st May and 1st June the Banbai Enterprise Development Aboriginal Corporation properties of Wattleridge and Tarriwa Kurrukun Indigenous Protected Areas (IPAs) sponsored a professional exchange, learning and development opportunity between their properties and the Coastal IPAs of Minyumai and Ngunya Jargoon. A group of 17 rangers and administrative staff participated in the visit to share […]

June 28th, 2016|Categories: Minyumai, News, Ngunya Jargoon|Tags: , , , |

Using fire to protect Kukra Art Site at Wattleridge, May 2014.

In May 2014 community and rangers at Wattleridge carried out a cultural burn to protect the cultural and ecological values of their country. Working with Rural Fire Services the rangers from the Banbai Nation used traditional methods to ensure the cultural sites and the plants and animals are protected from a possible wildfire. Check out […]

September 11th, 2014|Categories: News, Wattleridge|Tags: |

Creating Yellomundee Firesticks

Yellomundee Regional Park protects an area of bushland along an Eastern section of the Blue Mountains escarpment and regionally significant alluvial vegetation communities adjacent to the Nepean River. It contains threatened ecological communities, threatened species and their habitats.
The Park includes a section of Shaws Creek which holds a significant record of occupation by the Darug […]

July 8th, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Firesticks meeting at Ngulingah

Rangers from Ngulingah are participating in Firesticks training activities and workshops. Through attending Firesticks workshops the rangers are considering implementing strategic burns across their properties to assist with both weed suppression and protection of key cultural sites. The Bundjalung people are the original custodians of the northern coastal areas of NSW and this area continues […]

June 30th, 2014|Categories: News, Ngulingah|Tags: , , , |

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: , , , , , |