On Country with SETAC
Join us at Murrayfield Station to hear from the South East Tasmanian Aboriginal Corporation (SETAC) land management team who have been looking after Country in southern lutruwita.
(Image: Jemimah Phelps 2023)
Murrayfield Station is a 4,100-hectare coastal property and sheep farm that was recently handed back to the weetapoona Aboriginal Corporation. This land has been a place of cultural significance for First Nations people for thousands of years and is now used for Aboriginal educational programs and supports Indigenous trainees completing their Certificate II and III in Agriculture. Read more about the significance of the hand back of Murrayfield Station here.
WHAT TO EXPECT
On the day we will take a walk around the property to observe the outcomes of different burning approaches. We will get to see examples of both "good" and "bad" burns. The SETAC team are interested in having a discussion with and hearing feedback from local landcarers on how to improve ecological and biodiversity outcomes when burning to keep Country healthy. Watch this video to see what the SETAC Land management team have been working on in southern lutruwita.
SETAC aims to connect Aboriginal people culturally to the land and waters that they live on, and for Non-Aboriginal people to be included to protect Country and connect with the local Aboriginal community to make positive change in greater care for Country and waters. This workshop aims to be a two-way knowledge sharing opportunity between the local Aboriginal community and local landcarers.
We will not be conducting any burns on the day.
Free of charge! As spots are limited registration is mandatory
This workshop is part of Landcare Tasmania's Landscape Restoration and Community Outreach programs funded by the State Government's Landcare Action Grants Round 6, delivered with support from South East Tasmanian Aboriginal Corporation (SETAC).