Aboriginal knowledge and values of the Fleurieu swamps

The traditional and scientific values of the Fleurieu’s freshwater swamps are being brought together in a new project instigated by a local Aboriginal enterprise.

The Aboriginal Knowledge and Values in Fleurieu Swamps  project was implemented by the Kula-Tind-Jeri enterprise, led by State Aboriginal Heritage Committee Chair Mark Koolmatrie, and supported by a Grassroots Grant from the Hills and Fleurieu Landscape Board.

The project aims to understand and explain ecology as it was and is experienced and imagined by Aboriginal peoples from the eastern Fleurieu Peninsula and Lower Murray regions.

Find out more

Read this overview for a quick snapshot of the project, or for a deeper understanding, read about these different areas of Aboriginal knowledge:

Photo: Nicole Bennett (Team Leader, Partnerships and Engagement, Hills and Fleurieu Landscape Board) with project initiator Mark Koolmatrie

Photo: Nicole Bennett (Team Leader, Partnerships and Engagement, Hills and Fleurieu Landscape Board) with project initiator Mark Koolmatrie.

Photo credit: Nicole Motteux


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