Aboriginal Plant Use - NSW Southern Tablelands presents knowledge of local plants and their cultural significance for Aboriginal people. Ngunnawal people have been consulted throughout this project, however the information presented here is primarily from published sources.

The Australian National Botanic Gardens (ANBG) recognises the growing interest in Aboriginal use of plants and hosts this webpage to provide further information on the Southern Tablelands of New South Wales (NSW), Australia, which also includes the Australian Capital Territory (ACT).

Plant Menu: lists plants in alphabetical order by botanical name and includes botanical, horticultural & ethnobotanical information for species in the NSW Southern Tablelands with a focus on food use. Research is based on published sources.

Overview: provides a geographical and historical context for the information about local Aboriginal people and their plant resources.

Garden: presents a basic kit of knowledge for any school or community group to begin setting up their own bush food garden.

Webquest: designed for Upper Primary/Lower Secondary students to explore different viewpoints in relation to biodiversity and land-use, beginning with an Aboriginal children's story.

Resources: contains the bibliography and glossary.


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Australian National Botanic Gardens Narrabundah Primary: Working Together

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