Developing a digital keeping place

Emma Ignjic
Published 06 Mar 2020 
about  Arafura Partnership  
A brightly coloured caterpillar. Photo Emma Ignjic.<br/> A brightly coloured caterpillar. Photo Emma Ignjic.
Arafura Swamp Rangers with Bush Heritage's Emma Ignjic and Katie Degnian. Photo Simon West.<br/> Arafura Swamp Rangers with Bush Heritage's Emma Ignjic and Katie Degnian. Photo Simon West.
Arafura Swamp Rangers capturing knowledge. Photo Emma ignjic.<br/> Arafura Swamp Rangers capturing knowledge. Photo Emma ignjic.
A yam. Photo Emma Ignjic.<br/> A yam. Photo Emma Ignjic.
From flight to Ramingining. Photo Emma Ignjic.<br/> From flight to Ramingining. Photo Emma Ignjic.
From flight to Ramingining. Photo Emma Ignjic.<br/> From flight to Ramingining. Photo Emma Ignjic.
From flight to Ramingining. Photo Emma Ignjic.<br/> From flight to Ramingining. Photo Emma Ignjic.
From flight to Ramingining. Photo Emma Ignjic.<br/> From flight to Ramingining. Photo Emma Ignjic.

It was a beautiful flight out to Ramingining in Arnhem Land - so much water, so vividly green.

We spent the week with the Arafura Swamp rangers and Yolngu and Bi Traditional Owners starting to build their digital keeping place (database) to help manage, protect and utilise the wealth of knowledge people have for Country.

This will be a valuable tool for the cultural mapping project and Intercultural Monitoring and Evaluation project that Bush Heritage are partnering with the Arafura Swamp Rangers Aboriginal Corporation to support.

This week we provided training and worked with the fulcrum field data collection tool, to record knowledge about plants, animals, cultural sites and stories.

This valuable knowledge can then be kept in the digital keeping place to share with the right people and future generations.

Arafura Swamp Rangers with Bush Heritage's Emma Ignjic and Katie Degnian. Photo Simon West.<br/> Arafura Swamp Rangers with Bush Heritage's Emma Ignjic and Katie Degnian. Photo Simon West.
Arafura Swamp Rangers capturing knowledge. Photo Emma ignjic.<br/> Arafura Swamp Rangers capturing knowledge. Photo Emma ignjic.
A yam. Photo Emma Ignjic.<br/> A yam. Photo Emma Ignjic.
From flight to Ramingining. Photo Emma Ignjic.<br/> From flight to Ramingining. Photo Emma Ignjic.
From flight to Ramingining. Photo Emma Ignjic.<br/> From flight to Ramingining. Photo Emma Ignjic.
From flight to Ramingining. Photo Emma Ignjic.<br/> From flight to Ramingining. Photo Emma Ignjic.
From flight to Ramingining. Photo Emma Ignjic.<br/> From flight to Ramingining. Photo Emma Ignjic.