Ethnography of Mudurup Rocks in Cottesloe and its connection to Rottnest Island (Wadjemup)
Mudurup Rocks is one of the last known and surviving indigenous mythological, ceremonial and fishing sites located on the Western Australian metropolitan coast.
Root Bark Eating in Southwestern Australia
Root bark is a little understood bush tucker that was once consumed by the indigenous Nyoongar people of inland southwestern Australia.1 The bark was collected to extract nutritious plant sugars found in the inner bark and vascular cambium of the roots of certain species of Eucalyptus trees. The living inner bark and vascular tissue forms … Continued
Macrozamia Sarcotesta (by-yu): a traditional food of the Noongar of Southwestern Australia
The traditional Noongar people of south-western Australia developed over many thousands of years an effective means of detoxifying and enhancing the nutrient food value of the bright red outer seedcoat of the toxic Macrozamia plant.
Report on the “Owl stone” Aboriginal site at Red Hill, northeast of Perth
Consulting anthropologists Ken Macintyre and Dr Barbara Dobson were invited by members of the Combined Swan River and Swan Coastal Plains and Darling Ranges Nyungar Elders, Native Title Holders and Traditional Owners (CSR & SCP) to investigate and record a prominent standing stone (“owl stone”) on Hanson’s Lot 11 as the Elders were concerned that … Continued
Western Desert healing
A Western Australian desert Shaman performing traditional healing massage.