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Keep the Fire Burning

To help keep the fire burning this year come and join a conversation with local Cultural Fire Practitioners and hear about the practice of caring for Country with fire, here at Bundanon.

Cultural burning is a term used to describe the use of “Good Fire” by Aboriginal people to care for Country. “Good Fire” enhances the health of the Country and it’s people. After the “Bad Fire” of 2019-2020 Aboriginal fire knowledge and the use of Cultural Burning has gained more widespread appreciation.

Hosted by Cultural Liaison Manager Jerome Comisari, you’ll hear Yuin Gumea Dharawal leading fire practitioners Joel Deaves and Jordan Thomas speak about the need to change the current fire narrative from Bad Fire to Good Fire. Joining our hosts will be Uncle Nook, a Yuin Walbunja fire practitioner and mentor to emerging practitioners on the South Coast NSW.



NAIDOC 2024: Keep the fire burning – Blak, loud and proud

Held across the country from 7-14 July 2024, NAIDOC Week celebrates and recognises the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The 2024 NAIDOC theme is “Keep the fire burning – Blak, loud and proud”.

The theme honours the enduring strength and vitality of First Nations culture – with fire a symbol of connection to Country, to each other, and to the rich tapestry of traditions that define Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Find out more about NAIDOC 2024.

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Bundanon, 170 Riversdale Road, Illaroo

Dates & Times
11/07/2024 - 11/07/2024 Art Museum, Bundanon

Bundanon acknowledges the people of the Dharawal and Dhurga language groups as the traditional owners of the land within our boundaries, and recognises their continuous connection to culture, community and Country.

In Dharawal the word Bundanon means deep valley.

This website contains names, images and voices of deceased Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.