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Totally Wild for K’gari

In late October, Network Ten’s popular children’s show, Totally Wild, filmed with the Butchulla Aboriginal Corporation and Butchulla Land and Sea Rangers.  

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The people of Fraser Island: Working through 250 years of racial double coding

I am from the Wondunna Clan of the Badtjala nation. Our traditional country is the region encompassing all of Fraser Island. On the mainland, our traditional boundaries extend from Double Island Point in the south, to Bauple Mountain in the west and the mouth of the Burrum River in the north. We speak as a sovereign nation as our rights have not been ceded.

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The Great Sandy Island History – K’gari (Fraser Island)

The documented early history of the people of the Great Sandy Island is incomplete and always open to debate and discussion. 

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Building Skills, Building Knowledge

When the Butchulla Land and Sea Ranger team expressed an interest in learning more about the water quality of K’gari’s streams and lakes, the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) had no hesitation in offering their assistance.

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Panel Session: K’gari (Fraser Island) Community, Culture and Collaboration Conference 2019

The final session at the 8th Biennial K’gari (Fraser Island) Conference was a Q&A forum.

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FINIA Profile: Jade Gould, Butchulla Aboriginal Corporation

Galangoor Djali (good day)

My name is Jade Gould; I have been newly elected to the Butchulla Aboriginal Corporation Board of Directors.

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Getting Together on K’gari

FINIA was founded on K’gari in 2005 and meeting on the island at least once a year has become an important part of the group’s calendar.  Aside from the opportunity to spend some time looking at the issues and progress on-ground, it also provides an opportunity for us to renew our commitment to the island, share knowledge, meet new partners and discuss approaches as we face emerging challenges – like myrtle rust and visitor management.  The 2019 trip, held on 7-8 May, was no exception. 

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Moving Towards Eradication – Bitou Bush

Linda Behrendorff (QPWS) has co-authored a paper with Stacy Harris (Biosecurity Queensland) and Ian Muirhead on the bitou bush eradication project on K’gari – Fraser Island, which was recently published in the journal Ecological Restoration and Management. (more…)

K’gari (Fraser Island) Royal Visit

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex visited K’gari on 22 October 2018 to formally unveil a plaque dedicating the forests of K’gari to the Queens Commonwealth Canopy.  (more…)

Pandanus Leaf Stripping – a Caring for Country Project

Queensland Parks and Wildlife recently engaged the Butchulla Aboriginal Corporation to conduct a leaf-stripping project on K’gari (Fraser Island). Teams of three Butchulla community rangers, with the assistance of a Bunya Ranger, travelled to K’gari and received training in the identification of Jamella leafhopper, leafhopper egg rafts and leaf stripping methods.  (more…)