Fire & Seasons Calendars
Developed collaboratively with Aboriginal communities across Australia
Tingha Fire and Seasons Calendar
Mooki and Bassendean,
New South Wales, Australia
Working collaboratively with the Tingha Aboriginal community, we developed Wii (Fire) based on the amazing ecosystems and cultural values at Mooki Bassendean. The calendar provides biocultural indicators to guide the reintroduction of cultural burning.
Yugul Mangi Faiya En Sisen Kelenda
Yugul Mangi Fire and Seasons Calendar
South East Arnhem Land Indigenous Protected Area,
Northern Territory, Australia
‘We are showing, not even Australia, but worldwide that we are managing our country with the knowledge that has been passed down from generation to generation by our grandfathers and ancestors, and still is. Because we got modern tools, like using helicopter to burn, all season matches, drip torch, we are still using our same knowledge- when to burn, how to burn… We are doing the burning because our grandfathers did it before. Now they are gone, they taught us and we take note, now we are teaching our children, our future rangers, we are teaching them to take over our ranger program including fire.Fire management in our ranger program is very important because fire brings back life’ – Elder and Ranger Clarry Rogers.
Winba = Fire
Banbai Fire and Seasons Calendar
Wattleridge Indigenous Protected Area
Guyra, New South Wales
Developed over a decade, Winba = fire collates information from Indigenous and non-Indigenous knowledge systems, to provide 'right-way' science to support cultural burning. For more info, read our paper in Austral Ecology or visit the BoM's Indigenous Weather Knowledge page
Moombahlene Fire and Seasons Calendar
Tenterfield, New South Wales
Working collaboratively with the Tenterfield (Moombahlene) Aboriginal community, we developed Wii (Fire) to guide the reintroduction of cultural burning.
Webra = Fire
Wahlabul Fire and Seasons Calendar
Jubullum / Tabulam, New South Wales
'Cultural burning… It’s part of the Lore- knowing how to do it and when to do it- it’s all part of being Aboriginal' - Roy Bell, Traditional Owner.
Developed with the Wahlabul people in the western Bundjalung area, this calendar reflects the lives and cultural burning practices of the mob known as the 'turtle-divers' in northern NSW.