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Country : future fire, future farming / Bill Gammage & Bruce Pascoe ; [introduction by Margot Neale]

Country : future fire, future farming / Bill Gammage & Bruce Pascoe ; [introduction by Margot Neale]
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ISBN 9781760761554
1760761559
Author Gammage, Bill, 1942- (author)
Title Country : future fire, future farming / Bill Gammage & Bruce Pascoe ; [introduction by Margot Neale]
Publisher &/or associated date/s Port Melbourne, Vic. : Thames & Hudson ; Canberra : National Museum Australia, 2021.
Description 211 pages : maps ; 20 cm.
Note Colour illustrations on endpapers.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary 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.
Subjects Aboriginal Australians -- Social life and customs -- History
Traditional farming
Agricultural ecology -- Australia
Sustainable agriculture -- Australia
Aboriginal Australians -- Agriculture
Fire management -- Australia
Land use, Rural -- Australia -- History
Aboriginal Australians -- Agriculture
Aboriginal Australians -- Social life and customs
Agricultural ecology
Fire management -- Australia
Land use, Rural -- Australia
Sustainable agriculture
Traditional farming
Other Authors &/or Associated Persons Pascoe, Bruce, 1947- (author)
Neale, Margo (author of introduction, etc.)
Series First Knowledges 3.
Call number 2021.252
NMA 2021
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Barcode Shelf Location Collection Volume Ref. Status Due Date
A00946471 NMA 2021
National Museum of Australia publications Vol. 3 . *, Not for Loan .  
A00946937 2021.252
General Collection Vol. 3 . Available to Museum Staff .  
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