King, Madison, John Horsfall
$50.00

In an effort to preserve the traditional knowledge of bush food, authors Madison King and nurse educator, John Horsfall, have documented over 350 species of plants and fungi that were regularly gathered by the Indigenous peoples of the Kimberley region before and after colonisation.

Kimberley Bush Food is a valuable resource for both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people interested in traditional bush food and alternative medicine. With comprehensive information on over 350 species, including images of each plant, this book is a practical guide to preserving traditional knowledge and using the plants and fungi of the Kimberley region for a healthier, more sustainable future.

Written by experts in the field, this book describes each species of plant and fungi, its nutritional benefits, and how it was used by the Indigenous people of the Kimberley region. It also includes detailed information on where to find these plants and fungi and how to prepare them for consumption.

With land clearing for crops and farming of sheep and cattle contributing to the extinction of many of these species, this guide offers a timely and important insight into traditional knowledge that has been passed down for thousands of years. This book is an essential read for anyone interested in Aboriginal culture, bush food, and preserving the knowledge of the past for future generations.

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UWA Publishing, August 2023.  600 pages, paperback, colour photographs throughout