Healthy Living Soils

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Lesson 7- First Nations Australians and Soil

In this lesson, you will learn about First Nations Australians’ past, present and future use of fire to care for Country and manage the land.

You will learn about the influence of fire on Australian native plants and design and conduct an experiment to test the effect of one aspect of fire on the germination of native seeds.

You will also examine the sustainable farming of the Murnong as a case study of producing First Nations Australians’ food.



Cultural Burning


Investigating the Effects of Fire on the Soil and Germination of Native Seeds

Worksheet 7.3a – The Effects of Fire on Australian Native Plants

Access Worksheet 7.3b from the DO menu


Sustainable Farming of First Nations Australians’ Food, the Murnong