By Philip A. Clarke
The booklet is exclusive, spanning the space among botany and indigenous experiences. It differs from different released Australian 'bushtucker' overviews by way of treating the research of crops as a window upon which to delve into Aboriginal tradition. the subject of Aboriginal use and belief of crops is massive and for that reason some distance too huge for complete remedy of all areas in one quantity. however, this e-book deals an summary to aid readers savor the intensity of indigenous ecological wisdom in regards to the atmosphere.
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It is stressed that this publication is not intended for use as a survival guide. Notwithstanding, this book does indicate some developing areas Worthy of future research and awaiting the application of ethnobotanical knowledge. PART ONE PLANTS AND THE CULTURAL LANDSCAPE Chapter 1 Socialising Plants In the pre-European period, Australian Aboriginal people did not see their land as a Wilderness. They believed that their spiritual Ancestors had shaped the land during the Creation, While they established the sacred Law governing the manner in Which people lived.
47 Wren in lignum. Some plants and animals have close mythological relationships. In Ngarrindjeri language of the Lower Murray, the Wren and the lignum bush have the same name, waatji. The events of the Dreaming meant that Wrens could never fly higher than the lignum. (Philip A. ) The use of plant Words in placenames does not appear to result from a random selection process. 48 There is ethnographic and linguistic data to support this. In 1919, botanist John M. Black recorded a small vocabulary of Narangga Words from Sarah Newchurch and Harry Richards at Yorke Peninsula in South Australia.
The National Library of Australia Cataloguing-in-Publication data Clarke, Philip A. Aboriginal people and their plants. 2nd ed. Bibliography. Includes index. 9781921719745 1. Human-plant relationships - Australia. 2. Aboriginal Australians - Ethnobotany. 3. Aboriginal Australians - Medicine. 4. Aboriginal Australians - Food. 5. Aboriginal Australians - Social life and customs. I. Title. 9530899915 Printed in China by Everbest Printing Co Limited Table of Contents Title Page Dedication Acknowledgments Copyright Page Preface PART ONE - PLANTS AND THE CULTURAL LANDSCAPE Chapter 1 - Socialising Plants Chapter 2 - Plants of the Dreaming PART TWO - CULTURAL IMPACT ON PLANTS Chapter 3 - Leaving a Mark Chapter 4 - A Seasonal Life Chapter 5 - Fire-stick Ecology PART THREE: - ABORIGINAL PLANT USES Chapter 6 - Planning Ahead Chapter 7 - Plant Food Technology Chapter 8 - The Power of Plants Chapter 9 - Plants as Tools PART FOUR: - PEOPLE, PLANTS AND CHANGE Chapter 10 - The Old and the New Chapter 11 - Appreciating Aboriginal Uses of Plants Notes References Common Plant Names Index Scientific Plant Names Index General Index Preface Each human culture develops a set of relationships With the land it occupies.
Aboriginal People and their Plants by Philip A. Clarke