A workshop held in Charters Towers this week supported members of the local Gudjal Traditional Owner group to capture and archive key information about their country and cultural history.
The NQ Dry Tropics event, funded through the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program, focused on ways of recording Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) such as elder … Continue Reading ››
A member of NQ Dry Tropics’ Landholders Driving Change project team has described how graziers’ ideas are being developed into a program of actions to tackle gully erosion and improve land management practices.
Jane Waterhouse, a water quality scientist at James Cook University, is working alongside graziers, other scientists and … Continue Reading ››
Traditional Owners Grants helping to protect land and preserve knowledge.
Five Traditional Owner groups in the Burdekin Dry Tropics region have been carrying out projects to manage landscapes and preserve cultural heritage thanks to NQ Dry Tropics’ Traditional Owner Grants programme.
The Jangga, Wiri, Gia, Birriah and Jagalingou groups have shared a total of … Continue Reading ››
Grant funds recording of Indigenous history at Murdering LagoonMurdering Lagoon, as the name suggests, has a dark history. Located on Vine Creek Station, south of Charters Towers, it was the scene of some brutal killings in 1864, an account of which is written in a biography of the one of the … Continue Reading ››
Community groups share knowledge and achievements at Townsville forumLandcare group representatives from as far afield as Barcaldine, Charters Towers and Bowen travelled to Townsville last week to share experiences, troubleshoot problems, and explore new opportunities at a Community Landcare Forum hosted by NQ Dry Tropics. From desert uplands to coastal wetlands, landcare groups have been working … Continue Reading ››
Community groups in the Burdekin Dry Tropics region will share in over $110,000 to deliver a range of local on-ground environmental projects under the 2016-2017 NQ Dry Tropics Community Landcare Grants Programme.