Fire/Future: Healing Country

Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 06:00 PM


Online and Onsite event
Onsite in Theatrette (Lower ground)
at Melbourne Museum
Carlton, VIC 3053
Google map and directions

Event contact

Caz McLennan

Museums Victoria Lectures is partnering with 'Melbourne Knowledge Week' for the second instalment of the three-part lecture series; 'Fire: Past | Present | Future'. It's also our first lecture back in the Melbourne Museum theatrette and we do hope you will join us.

After the last few years of bushfires across Australia, it’s clear that Western science may not have all the answers when it comes to fire and land management. Join us as we open dialogue around one of the region’s biggest questions: how to manage and heal Country in a time of catastrophic climate change?  

Experts bring together academic research into paleo ecology, current Koorie cold burning practice and, the final piece in the puzzle, Traditional Owner-led policy within the land management system.  

Speakers: Associate Professor Michael-Shawn Fletcher, Indigenous Knowledge Institute & Faculty of Science at University of Melbourne; Trent Nelson, Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Corporation; Matt Shanks, Taungurung Land and Waters Council. 

Host: Kimberley Moulton, Senior Curator South Eastern Aboriginal Collections at Museums Victoria 

Thanks to support from Aboriginal Melbourne, City of Melbourne we offer this program FREE both onsite at Melbourne Museum and streamed online April 28 - 6pm bookings essential via link.

This link will provide you with even more information on our lecture topic and our speakers.


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