Leaves on trees for wallabies to eat: A ReCap Recovery Story

In January 2020, a bushfire burnt through Nura Gunyu in Milton, NSW. Nura Gunyu is an Aboriginal education and cultural teaching property, and the home and livelihood of Noel Butler, a Budawang Elder from the Yuin Nation, and his wife, Trish Butler.

In this article, Noel and Trish explain why their first move in the aftermath was to replant foods for native wildlife. They describe how Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people got involved in the clean up, replanting and cultural workshops after the fires. Noel reflects on the importance of values and ways of thinking the recovery of the bush and reducing the risk of future bushfires.

The diagram to the right shows how the connections between the recovery capitals are illustrated in this article.

Read the article: Bush tucker specialist replants food for native animals after bushfires — before rebuilding his home and business (ABC News)

Photo credit: ABC Illawarra: Sarah Moss


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