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Firesticks Project: Parent Trees are Talking

Dixons Creek Primary School, Yarra Ranges Council

In partnership with Uncle Dave Wandin Wurundjeri Elder, Victor Steffensen Indigenous Fire Practitioner, Yarra Ranges Council and Dixons Creek Primary School.

Location: Dixons Creek Primary School, Yarra Ranges Council, Victoria, Australia

Funding Body: DELWP funding for Municipal Emergency Resources Program

Description: Dixons Creek was significantly impacted during the 2009 Victorian bushfires. The Firestick project is a partnership between the community, school and local Wurundjeri people to better understand Indigenous land management methods, good and bad fire impacts, and how the community and land can heal through the use of traditional indigenous burning methods.

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