Taken 28-Jul-11
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Dimensions5000 x 3300
Original file size21.3 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spaceAdobe RGB (1998)
Date modified28-Jul-11 13:37
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Camera makeNikon
Camera modelNikon COOLSCAN V ED
Bushfire

Bushfire

Fire is part of the landscape of Kakadu National Park as the Park contains large areas of woodland and grassy plains that are subject to long periods of dry hot weather. The flora of the region has adapted to frequent fires where traditional owners have used fire as a land management tool for thousands of years. Fire is an important hunting tool for Aboriginal people using it to flush out prey. The other benefit is that once the fire has gone through an area the tender shoots of the fast regenerating grasses attract wallabies into a clearly defined area. Aboriginal people understand that fire is necessary to ‘clean up’ the landscape and believe that many small fires are preferable to one large fire.