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Discovering Aboriginal Plant Use

Discovering Aboriginal Plant Use

The Journeys of an Australian Anthropologist

  • Author: Philip A. Clarke
  • Publisher: Rosenberg Publishing
  • ISBN: 1925078361
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 240
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The author argues that we can better understand a people if we know how they see and use plants. In Discovering Aboriginal Plant Use, Clarke dips into his field journals to provide a rich account of journeys, as both anthropologist and ethnobotanist, that span the temperate, arid and tropical zones of Australia and neighbouring landmasses. He describes the cultural and natural heritage of each region, on the plants used by Aboriginal people that contribute to their distinctiveness.

Aboriginal Biocultural Knowledge in South-eastern Australia

Aboriginal Biocultural Knowledge in South-eastern Australia

Perspectives of Early Colonists

  • Author: Fred Cahir,Ian Clark,Philip Clarke
  • Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING
  • ISBN: 1486306136
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 360
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Indigenous Australians have long understood sustainable hunting and harvesting, seasonal changes in flora and fauna, predator–prey relationships and imbalances, and seasonal fire management. Yet the extent of their knowledge and expertise has been largely unknown and underappreciated by non-Aboriginal colonists, especially in the south-east of Australia where Aboriginal culture was severely fractured. Aboriginal Biocultural Knowledge in South-eastern Australia is the first book to examine historical records from early colonists who interacted with south-eastern Australian Aboriginal communities and documented their understanding of the environment, natural resources such as water and plant and animal foods, medicine and other aspects of their material world. This book provides a compelling case for the importance of understanding Indigenous knowledge, to inform discussions around climate change, biodiversity, resource management, health and education. It will be a valuable reference for natural resource management agencies, academics in Indigenous studies and anyone interested in Aboriginal culture and knowledge.

The Oldest Foods on Earth

The Oldest Foods on Earth

A History of Australian Native Foods with Recipes

  • Author: John Newton
  • Publisher: NewSouth
  • ISBN: 174224226X
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 288
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‘This is a book about Australian food, not the foods that European Australians cooked from ingredients they brought with them, but the flora and fauna that nourished the Aboriginal peoples for over 50,000 years. It is because European Australians have hardly touched these foods for over 200 years that I am writing it.’ We celebrate cultural and culinary diversity, yet shun foods that grew here before white settlers arrived. We love ‘superfoods’ from exotic locations, yet reject those that grow here. We say we revere sustainable local produce, yet ignore Australian native plants and animals that are better for the land than those European ones. In this, the most important of his books, John Newton boils down these paradoxes by arguing that if you are what you eat, we need to eat different foods: foods that will help to reconcile us with the land and its first inhabitants. But the tide is turning. European Australians are beginning to accept and relish the flavours of Australia, everything from kangaroo to quandongs, from fresh muntries to the latest addition, magpie goose. With recipes from chefs such as Peter Gilmore, Maggie Beer and René Redzepi’s sous chef Beau Clugston, The Oldest Foods on Earth will convince you that this is one food revolution that really matters.

Historical Dictionary of Australia

Historical Dictionary of Australia

  • Author: Norman Abjorensen,James C. Docherty
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 1442245026
  • Category: History
  • Page: 608
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This fourth edition of Historical Dictionary of Australia covers its history through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 500 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture.

Rocky Outcrops in Australia

Rocky Outcrops in Australia

Ecology, Conservation and Management

  • Author: Damian Michael,David Lindenmayer
  • Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING
  • ISBN: 1486307914
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 184
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Rocky outcrops are landscape features with disproportionately high biodiversity values relative to their size. They support specialised plants and animals, and a wide variety of endemic species. To Indigenous Australians, they are sacred places and provide valuable resources. Despite their ecological and cultural importance, many rocky outcrops and associated biota are threatened by agricultural and recreational activities, forestry and mining operations, invasive weeds, altered fire regimes and climate change. Rocky Outcrops in Australia: Ecology, Conservation and Management contains chapters on why this habitat is important, the animals that live and depend on these formations, key threatening processes and how rocky outcrops can be managed to improve biodiversity conservation in agricultural landscapes, state forests and protected areas. This book will be an important reference for landholders, Landcare groups, naturalists interested in Australian wildlife and natural resource managers.

Aboriginal Plant Collectors

Aboriginal Plant Collectors

Botanists and Australian Aboriginal People in the Nineteenth Century

  • Author: Philip A. Clarke
  • Publisher: Rosenberg Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781877058684
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 191
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"The impact of indigenous people upon the European discovery of Australian plants." --Provided by publisher.

Aboriginal Plant Use in Canada's Northwest Boreal Forest

Aboriginal Plant Use in Canada's Northwest Boreal Forest

  • Author: Robin James Marles,Christina Clavelle,Canada. Natural Resources Canada,Leslie Monteleone,Canadian Forest Service,Donna Burns,Natalie Tays
  • Publisher: University of British Columbia Press
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 368
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This handbook describes the traditional uses by aboriginal people of more than 200 different plants from Canada's boreal forest. It is the result of original ethnobotanical fieldwork in 29 communities across the boreal forest region of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta. Natural resources of the boreal forest have always been essential to the dietary, medical, economic, and spiritual well-being of First Nations people, but until now much of their traditional environmental knowledge has remained unrecorded and at risk of being lost.

Aboriginal People and Their Plants

Aboriginal People and Their Plants

  • Author: Philip A. Clarke
  • Publisher: Rosenberg Publishing
  • ISBN: 1921719737
  • Category: NATURE
  • Page: 192
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Frank Perversi was a Rat of Tobruk for six months and was attached to forward troops in the mighty battle at EI Alamein; in the first wave of amphibious operations at Lae and Finschhafen and in the attack on Shaggy Ridge in the Ramu Valley (all in New Guinea) and finally in the overwhelming amphibious operation at Balikpapan, Borneo.

Discover Geography Class - 6 (revised)

Discover Geography Class - 6 (revised)

  • Author: Jaya Balagopal
  • Publisher: Orient Blackswan
  • ISBN: 9788125027010
  • Category:
  • Page: 112
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The SeriesDiscover Geography (Revised Edition) Is A Series Comprising Three Course Books And Three Workbooks Catering To The Middle School Level. The Series Is Based On The Latest Syllabus Of The Inter-State Board For Anglo-Indian Education. The Books Have Been Fully Revised And Updated With A Brand New Look.The Key Features Of The Series Are :-Language Used Is Simple And Lucid For Easy Comprehension.'More Facts' Provide Additional Bits Of Interesting Information.'Points To Ponder On' Helps Students To Recall The Main Points Of The Text. This Section Includes Clear, Precise And Simple Definitions Of Each Geographical Term For Laying A Strong Foundation.'Activity' Section Is Appended For Reinforcing The Text.A Varied Range Of 'Exercises' Given To Test The Comprehension And Application Of The Text.Plenty Of Coloured Maps And Well Labelled Coloured Illustrations Have Been Carefully Integrated With The Text To Support And Enhance Learning And Understanding.

Discovering California

Discovering California

A Selection of Articles and Photographs from Pacific Discovery Magazine in Facsimile Reprint

  • Author: Bruce Finson
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: California
  • Page: 192
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