Cultural Burning News

Cultural Burning News

Australian Story ABC’s Australian Story recently presented “Fighting Fire With Fire” on the life and work of Indigenous Fire Practitioner Victor Steffensen and his mentors from Cape York. Victor has visited the Far South Coast several times in recent years to share his knowledge and support the development of a cultural burning program here. You […]

Fire Country by Victor Steffensen

Fire Country by Victor Steffensen

“Delving deep into the Australian landscape and the environmental challenges we face, Fire Country is a powerful account from Indigenous land management expert Victor Steffensen on how the revival of cultural burning practices, and improved ‘reading’ of country, could help to restore our land. From a young age, Victor has had a passion for traditional […]

Kiah Community Day

Kiah Community Day

Invitations will soon be arriving in the letter boxes of Kiah residents for a community information day on Tuesday 2 July 2019 from 9.30am-1.30pm to hear about and discuss the natural and cultural aspects of living in Kiah, to have lunch and to make connections. Locals and experts from Council, the Atlas of Life, Local Land Services and […]

Cultural Burning Forum in Ulladulla

Cultural Burning Forum in Ulladulla

Ulladulla Local Aboriginal Land Council is hosting a Cultural Burning Forum at the Ulladulla Civic Centre next Friday 14 June from 9.30am-3pm. This is a great opportunity to hear from indigenous fire educator Victor Steffensen, local Dan Morgan on burning for koala habitat and a range of other speakers. All welcome. See flyer below for details. […]

Koala Information Workshop

Koala Information Workshop

You are warmly invited to a koala information workshop being held at The Crossing Land Education Centre on Saturday 11th August 2018 between 9am and 4pm. The workshop is being organized by The Crossing and the NSW Saving our Species Program. The main purpose of the workshop is to discuss, plan and provide training for […]

Opening of the Biggah Garden

Opening of the Biggah Garden

The opening of Bega’s Biggah Garden, celebrating local Aboriginal cultural heritage, will be held on Friday 8 September 2017 from 3:30 – 5:30pm in Littleton Gardens, Bega. The afternoon’s activities include a cooking demonstration with Mark Olive, famous chef from Black Olive, performances by local Aboriginal dancers, SCPA Markets (a twilight market instead of a morning market just for […]

Ossie Cruse on Australian Story tonight

Ossie Cruse on Australian Story tonight

The life story of well known local Aboriginal elder and pastor, Uncle Ossie Cruse, has been recorded by local filmmaker Toni Houston and will be featured on Australia Story on ABC TV tonight, 3 July at 8pm as part of NAIDOC Week. A main focus of Uncle Ossie’s work now is the “Healing Through Learning” […]

Traditional Burning Workshop

Traditional Burning Workshop

You are invited to join Rod Mason, respected Ngarigo land manager, at ‘Severn Park’ Bobundara to learn about traditional indigenous burning and its role in managing for a healthy landscape. When: Tuesday 2 May 2017, 10am-4pm Where: Severn Park, 579 Black Range Rd, Bobundara (approximately 2 hours drive from Bega, near Dalgety). Cost: Free with […]