Abbey's Bookshop Logo
Go to my checkout basket
Login to Abbey's Bookshop
Register with Abbey's Bookshop
Gift Vouchers
Browse by Category

facebook
Google Book Preview
Noongar Bush Tucker: Bush Food Plants and Fungi of the South-West of Western Australia
— —
Vivienne Hansen John Horsfall
Noongar Bush Tucker: Bush Food Plants and Fungi of the South-West of Western Australia by Vivienne Hansen at Abbey's Bookshop,

Noongar Bush Tucker: Bush Food Plants and Fungi of the South-West of Western Australia

Vivienne Hansen John Horsfall


9781760800420

University of Western Aus


History;
Australasian & Pacific history


Paperback

442 pages

$34.99
In stock
Ready to ship
order qty:  
Add this item to my basket

Before the colonisation of Australia, Aboriginal Australians lived on a wonderful larder of fresh fruit, vegetables and lean meat, in a land largely free from disease, with more exercise, less stress and supportive communities.

Today, in Aboriginal communities all over Australia, there are higher instances of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, renal disease, some types of cancer and lung diseases than in the general population.

This book is an attempt to preserve bush tucker knowledge for future generations of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people to ensure the information is not lost with the passing of Elders.

The authors describe over 260 species of the edible plants and fungi that were regularly gathered by the Noongars of the Bibbulmun Nation of the south-west of Western Australia before and after colonisation. Many of these plants and fungi are difficult to find today because of land clearing for crops and the farming of sheep and cattle.

By:   Vivienne Hansen, John Horsfall
Imprint:   University of Western Aus
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 228mm,  Width: 159mm, 
ISBN:   9781760800420
ISBN 10:   1760800422
Pages:   442
Publication Date:   July 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

My Shopping Basket
Your cart does not contain any items.