In 2021, Wiradjuri Elder Uncle James Ingram and Bush Heritage’s Aboriginal Partnerships Manager and Yuin Walbunja woman, Vikki Parsley, walked across Tarcutta Hills Reserve in southern NSW in search of cultural artefacts. Immediately, they called for a cultural burn. The land was in need of controlled fire, and it presented an opportunity to get Wiradjuri people back out on Country.
This was to be the first cultural burn held on a Bush Heritage reserve in New South Wales, and the beginning of a significant conversation about how fire has and hasn't been used in the continent’s southeast for centuries.
Featuring Uncle James Ingram, Vikki Parsley, Dean Freeman, and George and Win Maine.
Produced by Will Sacre and Eliza Herbert.