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Celebrating K’gari: why the renaming of Fraser Island is about so much more than a name

On 19 September, Butchulla dancers and community representatives came together at Kingfisher Bay Resort to celebrate the renaming of Fraser Island to the K’gari (Fraser Island) World Heritage Area.

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Two-way learning opportunity for QUT students and teachers

With thanks to the Butchulla Aboriginal Corporation’s Land and Sea Program

Queensland University of Technology (QUT) ecology students (95 students participated across three trips) held their inaugural field trip to study different forest types’ cultural and ecological characteristics on K’gari in early September 2021.

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K’gari Symposium 2021 – Call for Posters

As the K’gari Symposium – Towards 2050 approaches (26 November) the organisers are seeking poster presentations from researchers, community groups and individuals who are working on projects related to K’gari. 

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FINIA Partners Welcome Bushfire Review Recommendations

The Butchulla Aboriginal Corporation RNTBC (BAC) welcomed the IGEM K’gari Bushfire Review report and its recommendations.  The BAC, who made a lengthy submission to the Review Team and co-facilitated an IGEM Review workshop with the Butchulla community, was pleased to see many of their recommendations incorporated into the final report.  

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What did we learn? The K’gari Bushfire Review

In late May, the Inspector-General Emergency Management’s review report and the government’s response to the K’gari (Fraser Island) bushfires were tabled in State Parliament. The government response states that all 38 of the report’s recommendations were supported or supported in principle.

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Training K’gari’s Future Rangers

FINIA would like to congratulate the Butchulla Aboriginal Corporation’s Butchulla Land and Sea Rangers Trainees for recently completing their six-month Skilling Queenslanders for Work traineeships.

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Keeping K’gari’s Dingoes (Wongari) People-Safe!

Dingoes are one of the many icons of K’gari-Fraser Island – and one that attracts a fair amount of debate and interest. So, what are the facts about the island’s dingoes?

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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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