The traditional burning movement has many supporters and advocates all over Australia.
Talk to any of them and it won’t be long before you hear them mention “Victor”, The man who learned about fire from those two Cape York old fellas, the bloke who does the fire workshops.
Victor Steffensen is a central figure in the revival of Indigenous fire practice.
Victor tells us how he first became interested in cultural burning as a young man in far north Queensland, and the two Cape York elders who inspired him to take on what’s become his life’s work. This is an extended conversation with Victor Steffensen.