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Traditional Knowledge Recording Workshop - the Great Sandy Biosphere, Australia

The Ancestors of Indigenous Australians have been living in the Great Sandy area for more than 5,000 years. Their long history with the land has enabled them to build up an impressive depth of knowledge on how to live sustainably from resources from the land and sea.

Sadly, this understanding of the natural world is being lost with the passing of elders. The Great Sandy and its diverse wildlife needs protection but that requires local involvement long into the future.

Fauna & Flora International and our partner the Burnett Mary Regional Group (BMRG) recently organised an intensive five-day workshop for 10 participants aged eight to 75.

Younger people filmed their Elders speaking about Traditional Knowledge in natural resource management and became more inspired as a result.

This film presents the many outcomes of the Traditional Knowledge Recording Workshop process designed by Goorie Vision in association with Source Media for the Burnett Mary Regional group for Natural Resource Management Inc.

This particular workshop held in Hervey Bay with the Butchulla community was an Initiative of the Great Sandy Biosphere partnership between FFI and BMRG. Funding for this project was provided by the Australian Government and the Qantas Foundation.


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