Kaurna burns again at Warriparinga

The practice of managing Country with fire has returned to Wirraparinga (Brownhill Creek) on Kaurna Country.

During April, a Firesticks team including Clem Newchurch, Paul Dixon Jr and Quahli Newchurch carried out a cultural burn in an area of Kangaroo Grass at Wirraparinga (Brownhill Creek) for the first time in hundreds of years.

Among those who attended these significant burns were involved Kaurna people, community members, students, politicians, and the Governor of South Australia, the Honourable Frances Adamson AC.

AW spoke with Clem Newchurch from Firesticks Alliance, Brownhill Creek Association community engagement officer and project manager, Ron Bellchambers and Uncle Jeffrey Newchurch about the significance of these burns.