Anmatyerr Ayet Arnang-akert: Anmatyerr Plant Stories


This books gives many fascinating insights into the rich traditions of plant use held by the Anmatyerr women of Laramba (Napperyby), an Aboriginal community about 200 kilometres north-west of Alice Springs.

In their own words, the women describe some of the bush foods that are found in the desert environment of their central Australian homelands – edible fruits and tubers, grubs, sweet things, seeds for making traditional flour, plants for making ‘washing medicines’, and twigs to make the ashes that are chewed with native tobacco.