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Fire

Fire has been used in various ways by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, as evidenced through cultural practices such as fire management, Smoking Ceremonies and the material needs of family. 

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Fire has been used in various ways by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. The deep understanding of the properties of fire by Indigenous Peoples is evidenced through cultural practices such as fire management, Smoking Ceremonies and the material needs of family. In this Element, search through the varying examples to better understand the important place fire holds in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures.

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Water

Explore the central role played by water in the livelihoods, knowledge systems and cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.

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Sky

Focussing on Indigenous Knowledge relating to the sky opens up a plethora of content, encompassing everything from Indigenous astronomy and navigation to seasonal hunting and gathering practices.