Bill Gammage: Prevent bushfire the Aboriginal way

2017-12-18 podcast

In The Biggest Estate on Earth: How Aborigines Made Australia, Bill Gammage sets out the case that Aboriginal people managed the land with fire. He says it is clear that from paintings and written records of the early European explorers and settlers that they found a land often described as 'park-like' or 'like a gentleman's estate'. This he says was the result of centuries of land management based on the use of fire.