Country : future fire, future farming / Bill Gammage & Bruce Pascoe ; edited by Margo Neale.
Contributor(s): Pascoe, Bruce [author.] | Neale, Margo [editor.]Material type: TextSeries: First knowledges: 3.Publisher: Port Melbourne, Victoria : Thames & Hudson Australia, 2021Copyright date: ©2021Description: 211 pages : illustrations, maps ; 20 cmContent type: text | still image | cartographic image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781760761554Other title: Future fire, future farmingSubject(s): Aboriginal Australians -- Fire use | Fire ecology -- Australia | Prescribed burning -- Australia | Aboriginal Australians -- Social life and customs -- History | Traditional farming -- Australia | Agricultural ecology -- Australia | Sustainable agriculture -- Australia | Aboriginal Australians -- Agriculture | Fire management -- Australia | Land use, Rural -- Australia -- HistoryDDC classification: 338.10994
Colour illustrations on endpapers.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islands people are advised that this book contains the names of people who have passed away. The stories in this book are shared with the permission of the original storytellers.
Includes bibliographical references (pages -) and index.
For millennia, Indigenous Australians harvested this continent in ways that can offer contemporary environmental and economic solutions. Bill Gammage and Bruce Pascoe demonstrate how Aboriginal people cultivated the land through manipulation of water flows, vegetation and firestick practice. Not solely hunters and gatherers, the First Australians also farmed and stored food. They employed complex seasonal fire programs that protected Country and animals alike. In doing so, they avoided the killer fires that we fear today. Country: Future Fire, Future Farming highlights the consequences of ignoring this deep history and living in unsustainable ways. It details the remarkable agricultural and land-care techniques of First Nations peoples and shows how such practices are needed now more than ever.