Cultural Burn

Two days, a traditional burn, with cultural activities. Farmers and environmentalists and Indigenous people coming together to learn and practice and celebrate these techniques.
  • What Native Vegetation Biodiversity Habitat Soils Cultural Heritage
  • When 18 May, 2019 to 19 May, 2019 (Australia/Sydney / UTC1000)
  • Where At the base of Pantoney's Crown, Crown Station Road, Capertee Valley
  • Contact Name
  • Contact Phone 0263797390
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Led by Greg Ingram of the Central Tablelands Local Land Services. 

The traditional method was to use small 'cool fires' to bring on fresh grass that would attract game for hunting.

Essentially, the technique involves burning a small patch in mild conditions, such as cool mornings or late afternoons in late autumn and early winter, and when there is little breeze. When it's easy to put it out using green branches.

We'll be preparing the area on Thursday 9 May 10am-12noon, with an opportunity to hear about the process as well as lend a hand to clear the break around the area to be burned.

On the weekend we'll be camping and enjoying an evening of eating together. The fire will be lit when the conditions are right, it may or may not burn into the evening. All depends on the conditions on the day.

The local Bush Fire Brigade will have a truck on hand.

We may have bush tucker available, plans are still emerging.