This week the challenge from Cee of “Cee Photography” is to show off a few photographs of the Chinese Element of Fire.
The Aboriginal people of Australia have lived here for a very long time. Some say 40,000 some say 60,000+ years. They lived in harmony with the land and survived in this very hard and hostile country. They used fire as an aid to survival. Patch-work burning, starting small controlled fires, reduced the growth of the grasses and bush land. ( That method is now used by National Parks and Wildlife services to try to control bush fires, it is called back-burning or cold-burning now) This in turn would create re-growth that would attract the wallabies and wild life back to the fresh grazing, keeping a source of meat close for the Aboriginals to hunt. As still happens now-a-days some fires would get out of control. Australia now has many species of trees and flowers that need fire to survive. For example some species actually need fire before the seed pods can open.
At Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary a group of local Aboriginals gave a demonstration of tribal dancing and finished the show by rubbing two sticks together to start a fire.
On a lighter note!!!!