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Aboriginal Plant Use in SE Australia
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18 Blackwood

Acacia melanoxylon

Habitat: High rainfall forests
Season: Spring - Summer flowering

The fine hard wood of this wattle made strong spear-throwers, boomerangs, clubs and shields in parts of Victoria.
People soaked the bark in water to bathe painful joints. The inner bark was used to make string.
Acacia melanoxylon
Leaves, flowers and seed pod of Blackwood.
Returning boomerang made by Laddie Tinberry of Huskisson, NSW in 1990. The timber used is Blackwood.


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