The traditional sarcotesta eaters of southwestern Australia

Introduction  Why did Noongar people ferment Macrozamia sarcotesta? Was it to detoxify it? It is our contention that over many thousands of years of trial-and-error and empirical scientific observations, the Noongar developed their own unique and sustainable food processing techniques, in particular the controlled anaerobic fermentation of the fruit (seed covering, outer rind) of Macrozamia to … Continued

Toodyay – A Little Bird’s Song

History is highly dependent on how we interpret the past and what we want to believe now.  As long as we can remember there has been a controversy over the meaning and origin of the name Toodyay.  We have been led to believe by our local Council that the name derives from a Ballardong term … Continued

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