What the National Indigenous Fire Workshop is all aboutFrom Thursday 12 – Sunday 15 July 2018, Shoalhaven River Cruise provided Cultural Water Tours on the Shoalhaven River for the 2018 National Indigenous Fire Workshop being held at Bundanon Trust Estate. 2018 is the first year that this Workshop has been held away from Cape York. This is the result of the hard work and commitment of many people sharing the vision of revitalising culture fire practice throughout Australia. The theme for this years’ Workshop was ‘Healing culture, people, and Country with the knowledge of fire’ and is a journey of restoring fire pathways across Australia. This event was proudly hosted by the Yuin Nation, The Djuwin Mudjingaalbarage Firesticks and Bundanon Trust in partnership with Firesticks Alliance, Mulong Productions and Cape York Natural Resource Management.
Shoalhaven River Cruise at the WorkshopOur involvement in this National Event was to provide a number of Cruises on the Shoalhaven River to showcase the landscape and vegetation in the region. We were accompanied by Russ, who provided commentary to the passengers on the requirements for fire management within the region to control non-native and invasive vegetation. Day 1, Thursday 12 July saw many of the participants arrive at Bundanon in preparation for the Welcome Dinner. Most participants were camping at the property, while others stayed nearby. Unfortunately, the region encountered some rainfall and a hail storm on the first day which gave visitors a surprise and very fresh Welcome.
An awesome Event
Throughout the Event, Shoalhaven River Cruise provided Cultural Water Tours to more than 400 passengers from all over Australia. We
Apart from the rain and hail on the first night, the weather was fantastic for the middle of winter, with blue skies and sunshine helping to showcase our fantastic region and the Shoalhaven River.