Bush Food - Aboriginal Food and Herbal Medicine
For perhaps fifty thousand years the Aboriginal people have lived, and lived well, in Australia. They have developed a unique knowledge of native plants and a deep understanding of the value of many animal products.
Title: Bosh Food Aboriginal Food and Herbal Medicine
Author: Jennifer Isaacs
BUSH FOOD is an exploration of these traditional skills and a compendium of the kinds of foods eaten by Aborigines. It indicates how fod is caught or gathered, hunted or picked, how it is prepared and cooked, and what nutritional value it has. It considers, too, the use of natural products in traditional Aboriginal herbal medicine.
Illustrated lavishly with specially commissioned photographs, this original and best selling classic will be treasured by all those with a love of the Australian envirnment and desire to understand what it can offer to sustain human life.
Jennifer Isaacs developed her interest in Aboriginal culture during her studies in anthropology and history at Sydney University, followed by pioneeringwork in establishing Aboriginal culture projects for the Australia Council. She has spent over fifteen years living and working with Aboriginal people, reserching material for her books. The close ties developed with the Aboriginal community led to her adoption by the Rirratjingu of eastern Arnhem Land and the Thanaquith of Cape York.
Cover: Quality soft cover
Book Dimensions: 21cm x 30cm