An-Me Arri-ngun - Traditional Plant Foods of the Kundjeyhmi People of Kakadu National Park: the Food We Eat
|Author:||Gary Fox; Murray Garde|
An-me Arri-ngun, The Food We Eat
describes 149 of those edible plants: from toffee-like gum of river wattle to sweet an-badju yams sought by singing children
Over 60,000 years, the Kundjeykmi people of what is now Kakadu National Park have gained an intimate knowledge of the area's plant foods
A landmark book to be released July 2018 is theculmination of decades of work describingthe bush tucker and bush medicine of the WorldHeritage-listed Kakadu National Park, one ofAustralian's best known tourist destinations.The authors and Kundjeyhmi people have workedclosely to photograph and describe 149 plantspecies: from the toffee-like gum of river wattle tosweet an-badju yams sought by singing children.Each plant's description includes: Kundjeyhmi,scientific and English common names; plant uses;plant preparation; and its cultural significance. Theinformation is presented in simple, easy-to-readlanguage, accompanied by over 500 spectacularphotographs.Over 60,000 years, the Kundjeyhmi people ofKakadu have gained an intimate knowledge ofthe area's plant foods. An-me Arri-ngun: TheFood We Eat will fascinate all those interestedin Aboriginal life and culture, bush tucker, bushmedicine, and Australian flora.