Plain facts: Tasmania under aboriginal management

  title={Plain facts: Tasmania under aboriginal management},
  author={Bill Gammage},
  journal={Landscape Research},
  pages={241 - 254}
  • B. Gammage
  • Published 1 April 2008
  • Environmental Science
  • Landscape Research
Abstract Almost all researchers now accept that Australia's Aborigines were managing their country with the broad-scale use of fire when Europeans arrived. In respect to Tasmania, this article goes further, arguing that fire was not merely broad-scale, but applied variably and precisely, to make, then connect, a complex range of useful ecosystems. The article also argues that Aboriginal land management must be seen in cultural as well as ecological terms. 

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