Some notes on Banksia useage in traditional Noongar culture
Cultural knowledge determines what we eat, the timing of eating and how food is prepared. Probably in the distant past when the original inhabitants of this land were adapting to their new environment, they ate certain plant products (roots, berries, gums and fruits) that made them ill or even killed them. From these trial-and-error experiments … Continued
The Puzzle of the Bardi Grub in Nyungar Culture
As anthropologists we have often been confused by the use of the indigenous terms bardi and witchetty used to describe edible grubs in Australia. These terms are often used interchangeably to the point where bardi becomes defined as a witjuti grub and vice versa. How confusing is that?
Geophagy: The Earth Eaters of Lower Southwestern Australia
An explanation of how one of the oldest cultures in the world used modified earth to stave off the pangs of hunger…..
Indigenous significance of Mudurup Rocks, Cottesloe
Mudurup Rocks is one of the last known and surviving indigenous mythological, ceremonial and fishing sites located on the Western Australian metropolitan coast.