An audio presentation by Professor Bill Gammage, recorded during the presentation “Fire as a traditional land management tool” at the University of Adelaide, Waite Campus, 18 February 2015.
Bill Gammage is an adjunct professor in the Humanities Research Centre at the Australian National University (ANU), researching Aboriginal land management at the time of contact (“1788”). He is the author of The Biggest Estate on Earth: how Aborigines made Australia. This monumental book presents indisputable evidence regarding the ways in which Aboriginal Australians managed and maintained the vegetation communities across the country in complex and sophisticated ways with the use of fire, to ensure rich, comfortable and sustainable lifestyles for thousands of years.
Enjoy the presentation!