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Food, tools and medicine: 5 native plants that illuminate deep Aboriginal knowledge

  • Written by Zena Cumpston, Research Fellow, University of Melbourne
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Over countless millennia, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have harnessed the tremendous potential of plants, ingeniously using them for medicines, nutrition, to express our culture and to develop innovative technologies.

But as I learn more about First Peoples’ plant knowledge, I’m also better understanding...

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