Andry Sculthorpe

Panel Member - Fire In the Tas Landscape

Andry currently works for the Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre in Hobart, Australia where he has worked on and off for over 15 years in coordination and delivery of land management projects on returned Aboriginal Lands and in the delivery of Aboriginal heritage training to the Aboriginal community.

Andry has also been extensively involved in Aboriginal Heritage management in Tasmania within the Aboriginal community and the state government, as well as a regional coordinator for the local NRM body.

Andry obtained a BSc in Botany and Geography at the University of Tasmania and has training in Aboriginal heritage assessment and protection. Andry is interested in furthering the skills and knowledge of the Aboriginal community to manage and protect land and heritage and to enable Aboriginal people to be involved in broader natural area management. The Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre is a “registered training organisation” and has successfully piloted the delivery of a Diploma in conservation and Land management specialising in Aboriginal Heritage Management.

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