Aboriginal Foods - Bomaderry Creek Regional Park, Bomaderry, NSW, Australia
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Grahame Cookie
S 34° 50.699 E 150° 35.377
56H E 279611 N 6141497
Quick Description: This sign in the Bomaderry Creek Regional Park, beside the creek track, gives information on local flora and fauna used by the Aborigines.
Location: New South Wales, Australia
Date Posted: 4/3/2018 11:27:41 PM
Waymark Code: WMY1W9
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member CADS11
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Long Description:
The sign about Aboriginal Foods, beside the Bomaderry Creek Track has the following information:

ABORIGINAL FOODS
A large number of plants and animals were used by Aboriginies (sic) for food and medicine. Examples are figs, native cherry, bracken fern, banksia, orchids, apple berry, mat bush and burrawang.

The sandpaper fig's leaves were used for smoothing wooden tools, the sap was applied to cuts and skin infections.

Ficus coronata, leaves and fig

Lomandra. The white base of the leaf was chewed and the tough leaves used for weaving baskets.

Freshwater mussels were found in the sand then roasted in their shells.

* This white, rectangular, metal sign is concreted into a recess of a sandstone rock bench beside Bomaderry Creek, under a rocky overhang. It has become a bit weathered, and hard to read. It is quite close to the breached weir. *

Visited: 1504-5, Sunday 1 October, 2017

Age/Event Date: [Pre-European settlement]

Type of Historic Marker: Plaque only

Type of Historic Marker if other: Plaque, with line drawings

Related Website: Not listed

Historic Resources.: Not listed

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