2018: Bundanon

Yuin Country

For the first time in its 10-year history, the National Indigenous Fire Workshop left its birthplace of Cape York in northern Queensland to honour other communities within the Indigenous Fire network.

Over 380 participants from across Australia gathered on Yuin Country on the New South Wales south coast, generously hosted by the Bundanon Trust and the Mudjingaalbaraga Firesticks Team.

Participants learnt first-hand how to read Country, animals, trees, seasons, and understand the cultural responsibility of looking after Country. During the Workshop and over the fourteen days that followed, 150 hectares of surrounding Yuin Country were treated with the ‘good fire’.

Read the NIFW 2018 report here.


Produced by Firesticks with Vera Hong and Craig Bender / Backbone Productions.
Filmed and edited by Vera Hong and Craig Bender / Backbone Productions.
Additional Camera: Ben Lister.