Anmatyerr Plant Stories

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IAD Press, 2003 - Social Science - 104 pages
Anmatyerr Plant Stories explores the traditions of plant use held by the Anmatyerr women of Laramba (Napperby), an Aboriginal community about 125 miles northwest of Alice Springs. This collection of plant stories is brought to us by twelve senior Anmatyerr women from Laramba. In their own words, the women describe how they go about collecting an array of fruits, vegetables, edible grubs, plant remedies, tobaccos and children's playthings from their Central Australian homelands. Their lyrical accounts are imbued with a fond and infectious humor. This book is a delightful guide to bush tucker, and a treasure trove of insights into the relationship between Aboriginal women and their country and its numerous species of plants and flora. We are taken on a bush journey with the Laramba women as they introduce us to a host of plant products. These include edible fruits and tubers, grubs, sweet things, seeds for making traditional flour, plants for making "washing medicines" and twigs for burn

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