Uncovering the Layers

Published 23 Apr 2015 
about  Peniup Reserve  
Taking a break out of the sun in the shade of the moort on Beringa<br/>Left to right: Professor Hopper, Noongar representatives Steve Woods, Lynette Knapp and Carol Petterson, and PhD student Alison Lullfitz Taking a break out of the sun in the shade of the moort on Beringa
Left to right: Professor Hopper, Noongar representatives Steve Woods, Lynette Knapp and Carol Petterson, and PhD student Alison Lullfitz
Exploring the granite<br/>Granite exposures always yield up interesting natural and cultural finds.  They support a distinctive flora, and are also the sites where the stone lizard traps that are particular to the Noongar people are most often found. Exploring the granite
Granite exposures always yield up interesting natural and cultural finds. They support a distinctive flora, and are also the sites where the stone lizard traps that are particular to the Noongar people are most often found.
Always worth exploring: a heavily-used quartz quarry on the granite at Beringa<br/>Worked quartz flakes are ubiquitous throughout the southwest, but it's always exciting to find one of the sources they were extracted from.  Always worth exploring: a heavily-used quartz quarry on the granite at Beringa
Worked quartz flakes are ubiquitous throughout the southwest, but it's always exciting to find one of the sources they were extracted from.
Home sweet home<br/>Alison Lullfitz and her partner Rob Wright's property on the Pallinup.  With input from Noongar advisors, Alison will be undertaking traditional-scale patch-burning, and monitoring the results. Home sweet home
Alison Lullfitz and her partner Rob Wright's property on the Pallinup. With input from Noongar advisors, Alison will be undertaking traditional-scale patch-burning, and monitoring the results.
On Tuesday last week I joined Noongar representatives Steve Woods, Lynette Knapp and Carol Petterson, Professor Steve Hopper of University of Western Australia, and PhD student Alison Lullfitz on a field trip to our Beringa Reserve, and to Alison's own property at Boxwood Hill.  Alison's PhD, supervised by Prof Hopper, is exploring a range of aspects of traditional Noongar use of the landscapes of the southwest, including fire management.  Always a privilege spending time in the field with Gondwana Link colleagues and collaborators, and you always come away with new knowledge and ideas you hadn't anticipated.
Taking a break out of the sun in the shade of the moort on Beringa<br/>Left to right: Professor Hopper, Noongar representatives Steve Woods, Lynette Knapp and Carol Petterson, and PhD student Alison Lullfitz Taking a break out of the sun in the shade of the moort on Beringa
Left to right: Professor Hopper, Noongar representatives Steve Woods, Lynette Knapp and Carol Petterson, and PhD student Alison Lullfitz
Exploring the granite<br/>Granite exposures always yield up interesting natural and cultural finds.  They support a distinctive flora, and are also the sites where the stone lizard traps that are particular to the Noongar people are most often found. Exploring the granite
Granite exposures always yield up interesting natural and cultural finds. They support a distinctive flora, and are also the sites where the stone lizard traps that are particular to the Noongar people are most often found.
Always worth exploring: a heavily-used quartz quarry on the granite at Beringa<br/>Worked quartz flakes are ubiquitous throughout the southwest, but it's always exciting to find one of the sources they were extracted from.  Always worth exploring: a heavily-used quartz quarry on the granite at Beringa
Worked quartz flakes are ubiquitous throughout the southwest, but it's always exciting to find one of the sources they were extracted from.
Home sweet home<br/>Alison Lullfitz and her partner Rob Wright's property on the Pallinup.  With input from Noongar advisors, Alison will be undertaking traditional-scale patch-burning, and monitoring the results. Home sweet home
Alison Lullfitz and her partner Rob Wright's property on the Pallinup. With input from Noongar advisors, Alison will be undertaking traditional-scale patch-burning, and monitoring the results.