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Finding Resources in Oliver
Here are some books that you may find useful during your studies. Search the Bennies catalogue Oliver for more, or browse the Non-fiction collection NFS...
Bush tucker Field Guide by
Call Number: NFS 581.6 HID
Publication Date: 2003
Bush tucker and medicine of the Ngaanyatjarra lands by
Call Number: NFS 305.89 BUS
Publication Date: 2009
Native Australian Cuisine
Top 10 Australian native foods you need in your kitchen
Cooking with Native Australian Food.
Bush foods - or bush tucker - have been consumed for thousands of years in Australia, and it makes us unique in the world when it comes to cuisine. For most of the time humans have been consuming bush foods they have done so on a non-cultivated, non-commercial basis. In recent decades however, some of Australia's bush tucker is being harvested commercially and sold around the world.
Naturally growing foods in Australia are the least understood by non-indigenous people. A range of indigenous foods, their traditional uses and incorporation into modern cooking are explored. This program looks at a native garden and the range of products sold at markets and fairs, as well as a commercial scale operation.
Before European settlers arrived in Australia, there was a thriving food culture, one that happily sustained the Aboriginal people for tens of thousands of years. However, that food culture, often referred to as bush tucker, has been largely ignored over the past 200 years.