Indigenous Use of Fire forum - REGISTRATIONS CLOSED

SORRY, REGISTRATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED. This is a rare opportunity to learn about how fire was used by the first Australians to shape the environment and how Traditional Knowledge could be applied to current management practices. Forum speakers include Prof. Bill Gammage, author of the multi-award winning "Biggest Estate on Earth", ethnobotanist Dr Beth Gott and Dr Fred Cahir, author and senior lecturer in Indigenous studies at Ballarat University.
When Indigenous Use of Fire forum - REGISTRATIONS CLOSED 2013-11-20
from 13:30 to 17:00
(Australia/Victoria / UTC1100)
Where Main Lecture Theatre - La Trobe University, Wodonga
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Contact Phone 0407 227 814
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Kiewa Catchment Landcare Groups in conjunction with North East Catchment Management Authority (Indigenous Engagement) is delighted to Invite you to attend the "Indigenous Use of Fire" forum.

Wednesday 20th November

1.30pm - 5.00pm

Main Lecture Theatre (Building 6)

La Trobe University, University Drive, Wodonga



Please register using the form below.

About the presenters:

Bill Gammage is an adjunct professor in the Humanities Research Centre at the Australian National University researching Aboriginal land management. Bill's scope is cross-disciplinary, working across fields as diverse as history, anthropology and botany. His book The Biggest Estate on Earth: How Aborigines made Australia (2011) has won numerous awards, including The Prime Minister's Prize for Australian History, the Manning Clark Award, Queensland Literary Award and the Victorian Premier's award. His book has been described as "essential reading for all Australians".

Dr Fred Cahir is a Senior Lecturer and Indigenous studies co-ordinator at the University of Ballarat. Fred's recent publications include Black Gold: Aboriginal People on the Goldfield and The Aboriginal story of Burke and Wills. 

Dr Beth Gott is an Honorary Research Fellow at Monash University and a highly experienced ethnobotanist. Beth has undertaken extensive studies on plant use and management by the first people in south-eastern Australia, including how fire has been used to sustain and replenish plant species.



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This event is brought to you by:

Kiewa Catchment Landcare Groups

North East Catchment Management Authority (Indigenous Engagement)

Caring for our Country

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