Land Management for Conservation – Truths from the First Tasmanians

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Ross Town Hall

12 Bridge Street

Ross, TAS 7209

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A forum of eminent historians, academics and practitioners in Land Management through Fire from historical and modern outlooks and practices

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Conservation Landholders Tasmania is partnering with Reconciliation Tasmania to present a forum of eminent historians, academics and practitioners in the field of Land Management through Fire from both historical perspectives and modern-day applications.

The recent shocking events on mainland Australia have highlighted and reinforced the urgency of dealing with and planning for the risk of bushfires on our properties. This forum provides an opportunity to increase our understanding of past and current practices applicable to protecting our land from fires plus minimising their effects.

Our panel of presenters includes:

1. Fiona Hughes (traditional Welcome to Country)

2. Jason Thomas (traditional Smoking Ceremony)

3. Dr Patsy Cameron (setting the scene with her family history on Invasion)

4. Professor Bill Gammage (author of “The Greatest Estate on Earth”)

5. Professor Greg Lehman (current Cool Burning experience and practices)

6. Rod Knight, Landcare Tasmania (issues to consider for Conservation Properties)

7. Bob Gordon (current burning practices)

A Q&A session will follow each presentation. These are anticipated to be highlights of the day for panel presenters and attendees – informative and profoundly useful to landholders and indeed all citizens. Tea and coffee will be available from 8:30 am, with the forum to commence at 9:00 am. We will be providing morning tea and lunch and the day will conclude at approximately 4:30 pm.

Fuller’s Bookshop will also have a range of titles for sale that are relevant to the forum theme.

Patsy Cameron is an Aboriginal Elder who has worked consistently for 30 years to achieve positive outcomes in Aboriginal education. She implemented Aboriginal Studies as a major course at UTAS, lectured in several faculties and worked tirelessly to increase success for Aborigines in higher education. Patsy grew up on Flinders Island and retains strong cultural and spiritual connections to the Island.

Bill Gammage AM, is an Australian academic historian, Emeritus Professor at the Humanities Research Centre of the Australian National University (ANU). He is a fellow of the Australian Academy of Social Sciences and author of “The Biggest Estate on Earth: How Aborigines Made Australia” (2011).

Greg Lehman is a McKenzie Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Melbourne, and outstanding Tasmanian artist, curator, writer and commentator on history, identity and place. Descended from the Trawulwuy people of north east Tasmania, Greg’s acclaimed creative works explore the impact of colonisation on Tasmania’s social fabric.

Bob Gordon is a highly experienced Chief Executive and Non-Executive Board member of The Institute of Foresters of Australia (IFA) and has had successful careers in finance, trade, construction and tourism. Bob has assisted remote Northern Territory Indigenous communities establish timber industries, working directly with Traditional Owners to set up training, equipment and markets.

Programme Timetable

Start Finish Subject Presented by

On the adjacent playing field and in the "Cooktent":

0830 0900 Tea/Coffee

0900 0920 Welcome to Country & Smoking Ceremony Fiona Hughes, Jason Thomas

In Ross Hall:

0930 0945 CLT & RT Welcome Gail Dennett, Bill Lawson

0945 1015 Invasion scene setting Dr Patsy Cameron

1015 1030 Q&A

From the "Cooktent"

1030 1100 Morning Tea

In Ross Hall

1100 1145 “The Greatest Estate” Prof Bill Gammage

1145 1230 Q&A

From the "Cooktent"

1230 1330 Lunch Courtesy of Forico

In Ross Hall

1330 1400 Cool burning practices Prof Greg Lehman

1400 1415 Q&A

1415 1430 Landcare presentation: Rod Knight CEO Landcare

1430 1445 Q&A

From the "Cooktent"

1445 1515 Afternoon Tea

In Ross Hall

1515 1545 Current burning practices Bob Gordon

1545 1600 Q&A

1600 1630 Closing panel All presenters

Notes:

• We will provide compostable cups on arrival – please reuse for your morning and afternoon drinks

• Morning Tea and Lunch may be collected from the Cooktent erected on the Old Ross Primary School Reserve adjacent to the Hall. Please return crockery and cutlery to the tent after use

• Public toilets are available in the Hall as well as outside the Hall in an adjoining Toilet Block

• Parking (dry weather only) is available on the adjacent school oval

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Ross, TAS 7209

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