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Rare insights to Indigenous knowledge via online videos

Social media is helping to harness the ancient oral history of indigenous people for contemporary audiences.

A series of short videos offering a rare insight into indigenous knowledge of country and ecology in central Queensland are now available on YouTube at www.youtube.com/fitzroybasin.

Fitzroy Basin Association Incorporated (FBA) developed the videos, which feature Traditional Owners talking about the cultural significance of different landscapes, and how different plants were used for practical purposes, food, and medicine, through funding from the Australian Government’s Caring for our Country program.

Video below: The Fitzroy River with Billy Mann

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Something is brewing

Like the electrical charge building before a storm breaks over a mountain range, there is a powerful energy building over the Bunya Mountains in the South Burnett — but it has nothing to do with rain.

A major event is in the making for the 2014 bunya nut season on the Bunya Mountains, which will mark the first major gathering of Traditional Owners and other Bunya Peoples at this important cultural site since the large boyne boyne festivals of yesteryear. The last of these gatherings took place after the First World War, before the surrounding land and songlines were fragmented by settlement.

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Indigenous stories about country go online

Social media is helping to harness the ancient oral history of indigenous people for contemporary audiences.

A series of short videos showcasing indigenous knowledge of country and ecology in central Queensland are now available on YouTube at www.youtube.com/fitzroybasin.

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Qld NRM Groups helping land managers look after land and water

Over the past 4 years Queensland’s 14 regional natural resource management groups have been working with land managers to help them take better care of their land and water resources.  This video outlines some of the achievements.

Dairy Farmers improving practices for productivity and the reef environment

See how dairy farmers are working to enhance water quality flowing to the Great Barrier Reef thanks to the Australian Government’s Reef Rescue Program.

200 000 People Involved in Practical Change

More than 200,000 people have been engaged in improving land management practice thanks to 56 regional natural resource management groups and the Australian Government. https://www.facebook.com/OurBigBackyard. There’s a lot happening in our backyard.

14 Million Hectares of Healthier Land for Food and Fibre

Australia’s 56 regional natural resource management groups work have helped land managers improve the way they manage more than 14 million hectares of land. https://www.facebook.com/OurBigBackyard. There’s a lot happening in our backyard.

 

16 000 Kilometers of Coastline and Waterways Improved

Australia’s 56 regional natural resource management groups work have worked with communities and farmers to improve more than 16,000 kilometres of coastline and waterways! https://www.facebook.com/OurBigBackyard. There’s a lot happening in our backyard.