The ancient practice of Macrozamia pit processing in southwestern Australia

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

Pre-contact indigenous Fremantle

Consultations were held between Noongar Elders and Fremantle Ports’ representatives in 2009.¬† Numerous ideas were generated as a result of workshops facilitated by consulting anthropologists Ken Macintyre and Barb Dobson at Fremantle Ports. All the Elders agreed that a map of pre-contact indigenous Fremantle should be created which showed the original topographic and vegetation features … Continued

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