For around fifty thousand years the Aboriginal People have lived in Australia. They have developed a unique knowledge of their native plants and a deep understanding of the value of many animal products. Bush Food is an exploration of these traditional skills. It considers, too, the use of natural products in traditional Aboriginal herbal medicines.
Illustrated lavishly with specially commissioned photographs it also includes a table of plant foods, offering botanical name, common name, region, and the use. A reference table of herbal medicines is included.
Jennifer Isaacs developed her interest in Aboriginal culture whilst studying anthropology and history at Sydney University, followed by pioneering work in establishing Aboriginal culture projects for the Australian Council.
Her close ties with the Aboriginal community led to her adoption by the Rirratjngu of Eastern Arnhem Land and the Thanaquith of Cape York.
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BUSH FOOD by Jennifer Isaacs
New Holland Publishers (Australia) - 2002