We hope you enjoy this entertaining & informative series of short films about Burraja & the Indigenous Culture of the Northeast – scroll down or click on the titles below:
Things of Stone & Wood
As part of the “Caring For Our Country” grassy box woodlands projects, Elders were invited to participate in exploring grassy box woodlands and the resources available within these ecosystems.
This film documents the collecting and use of theses resources. Viewers will see Elders basket weaving, making stone tools and cutting bark for coolamons and canoes.
Fish & the River People
This short film captures stories from Aboriginal people who have lived their on the rivers in eastern Australia .
The native fish strategy has had a successful working partnership with the Aboriginal community in the NE of Victoria since 2007.
Cultural information recorded in this film relates to members of the Albury Wodonga community and Aboriginal people living in the Murray-Darling basin.
The community is a mixed mob from many areas and these stories are a reflection of the varied cultural histories. Together we have recorded stories about river life, traditional knowledge, explored aquatic and riparian management, shared in traditional knowledge projects and naturally talked about fish.
After the Fires
10 months after the fires of 2009, staff and Indigenous students from Wodonga TAFE visited the fire affected areas of Mudgegonga and Stanley forest. Together they look at bush food and medicines that have risen from the ashes of this devastating fire.
A Letter to Canberra “from the grassy box gum community”
The grassy box gum woodlands were and still are an important ecosystem and resource to Aboriginal people.
This film gives an overview of Traditional Owners and Elders coming together to share knowledge and participate in workshops based on resources within the grassy box gum woodland ecosystem.