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Aboriginal food and medicinal plants in Victoria

Author: Department of Health
Date: 18th September 2012
Size: 4 pages (452kB)

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Aboriginal people had a detailed and thorough knowledge of their environment, including the many plants available across Victoria. These plants could be used for food, medicines, utensils and tools, bags and clothing. The ecology was greatly disrupted by the arrival of European settlers. However, although some significant plants were lost, most are still growing in Victoria and are used in their traditional ways. This pamphlet focuses on the plants that were used to maintain a healthy life, including both staple foods and those used for healing.

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Aboriginal Health,
Wellbeing, Integrated Care and Ageing,
Department of Health
50 Lonsdale Street,
Melbourne, Victoria, 3000
Telephone: (61 3) 9096 9000