It has been more than three years since a fire ripped through Mount Canobolas.
The blaze was alight on the mountain for more than four days, starting late on February 10, 2018 and finally burning out on February 14. More than 1500 hectares was burnt as a result.
But in the time since, Aboriginal artefacts have been uncovered, which is exactly what Dr Andrew Rawson and Rosemary Stapleton will be discussing when they come to Orange this week.
Organised by the Orange Field Naturalist and Conservation Society (OFNCS) for its June meeting, the pair will discuss the significance of the finds.
Jenny Pratten from the OFNCS said it was studies into the regeneration of the mountain's flora and fauna which helped uncover the artefacts.
"Andrew Rawson and Rosemary Stapleton have a passion for Aboriginal artefacts and have been doing a lot of studies with the national park and some of the Aboriginal elders and finding all sorts of things over the mountain," she said.
"It indicates that Mount Canobolas was used by the Aboriginal community in the past and all over the mountain. They're going to talk about what they've found and just show that the mountain was used in its entirety."
The event will be held on Thursday, June 10 at 7.30pm in the Nguluway Ngurang Senior Citizens Centre (north room). No booking is required.
"Hopefully it will give an appreciation to people that the state conservation area should be protected as an area of cultural significance," Ms Pratten added.
"It will touch on the cultural significance and its importance to the Aboriginal past."
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